St. Joe’s Oakland Marking COVID-19 Anniversary with Week of Events

OAKLAND – On March 15, St. Joe’s Oakland marks the one-year anniversary of COVID-19’s arrival at our hospital. We have faced much together in a year marked by uncertainty, fear, loss, and grief. Our colleagues have demonstrated immense courage and compassion these past twelve months, and we are so proud and grateful for you.

Over the course of the week, we will place tables with posters and markers in various locations throughout the hospital to give you an opportunity to reflect on the past year, and to honor any loved ones lost. We have also gathered colleague interviews and compiled them into a video reflection, which we will send to all colleagues next week.

In addition, we will hold the following events:

Monday, March 15:

  • Remembrance Service, to be held at noon. The service will be available virtually here: WebEx Link

Tuesday, March 16:

  • Anne Dohrenwend, Regional Wellness Coach, will host a virtual session on resilience during difficult times:  WebEx Link

Friday, March 19:

  • Bench Dedication Ceremony, to be held in the South Tower Lobby at noon. The bench will eventually be installed on the grounds of The Farm.

Thank you for your engagement as we pause together to reflect on our shared experiences, to honor those lost, and to look to the future with hope.