Inspira Medical Center Vineland held a dedication ceremony to officially dedicate its “Blue Heart for Heroes,” an 11-foot-tall by 12-foot-wide blue steel heart located outside the hospital entrance .
The 5,000-pound facility recognizes the dedication and compassion of all healthcare workers throughout the ongoing fight against COVID-19, according to a press release. Additionally, it will be a visual reminder of the community’s gratitude for the tireless efforts of local healthcare workers.
“On behalf of our entire organization, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Ron Rossi, Chairman of our Board of Directors, Board Member Hugh McCaffrey, their families and community partners, Southern New Jersey Steel, Wolfe Painting, and Garton’s Rigging, for creating, donating, and installing this beautiful work of art,” said Amy Mansue, President and CEO of Inspira Health. “The Blue Heart for Heroes at Inspira Medical Center Vineland is an ongoing tribute to our healthcare heroes and will continue to inspire us all as we move forward together as a community.”
Inspira Health launched a Blue Hearts for Heroes campaign during the early months of the pandemic to recognize the bravery and unwavering commitment of frontline staff to protecting the local community. Community members responded by placing blue hearts in their windows to show their gratitude to Inspira’s healthcare heroes.