St. Agnes Medical Center hosted their annual pancake breakfast for National Hospital Week, and many say this year, there's something special about it.
- For National Hospital Week, the community is taking action together to thank folks in the medical field for working tirelessly to take care of our communities, especially amid a worldwide pandemic. Action News reporter Elisa Navarro shares how St. Agnes Medical Center kicked off their week, and why a simple thank you really goes a long way.
PAULA JORDAN: I can tell you that this past year's probably been the toughest year in my career.
ELIZA NAVARRO: Paula Jordan has worked in the medical field for 40 years, and says she would never switch jobs even after an unprecedented worldwide pandemic.
PAULA JORDAN: We're all very grateful and I think appreciative of what we do, and this year has just really been one of those years that said, yeah, we're in it for the right reasons.
ELIZA NAVARRO: Monday morning, St. Agnes Medical Center hosted their annual pancake breakfast for National Hospital Week, and many say this year there's something special about it.
TERI AMERINE: We have seen such an extraordinary come-together, unity of our staff here, and you can see it in the patients that they've served and the families that have been so appreciative.
ELIZA NAVARRO: The North Fresno Rotary Club volunteered to flip and serve the pancakes. Although it's been hard to volunteer amid COVID-19, they say what better way to get back into it than to serve breakfast for the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff members working nonstop for their communities.
MICHAEL RABARA: Endless nights, going home worrying about their own safety, their family's safety, but still came to work to provide, and this is what makes it an honor for us to be here.
ELIZA NAVARRO: Amerine, who's worked at the hospital since 1988, says it's the simple acts of gratitude that make all the difference.
TERI AMERINE: That extra thank you, that really goes a long way. And if not for health care workers, we wonder where we would be.
ELIZA NAVARRO: A breakfast and a thank you Jordan says will never get old.
PAULA JORDAN: And it's great that we're able to be here today and celebrate and start to feel a little normality in life.
ELIZA NAVARRO: Eliza Navarro, ABC30, Action News.