Medical City Healthcare
September 01, 2021

Medical City Healthcare and colleagues statewide to honor lives lost in pandemic

Dallas – September marks the 18-month anniversary of the first COVID-19 case diagnosed in Texas. In remembrance of this, Medical City Healthcare colleagues at 16 hospitals across North Texas – along with other healthcare providers from across the state -- will observe 5 minutes of silence on Friday, Sept. 3, from noon-12:05 p.m.

Community members are also invited to stop wherever they are at noon on Friday and share in this moment of somber reflection.

As the Labor Day weekend begins, it’s especially important to pause and memorialize the critical work and personal sacrifices of our healthcare heroes in the ongoing battle against COVID-19,” says Medical City Healthcare President Erol Akdamar. “We also want to honor all of the lives lost to the virus and to ask everyone in our community to get vaccinated to help us end this pandemic.”

The effort to pause and reflect together was initiated by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council. Over the past 18 months, almost 56,000 Texas residents have lost their lives to COVID-19.