Lakeside Medical Center Thanks the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for its Special Delivery
A caravan of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s motor deputies and marked units made a special delivery to cheering employees today at the Health Care District’s rural, acute care teaching hospital in Belle Glade. With lights flashing and sirens sounding, the PBSO vehicles pulled into the hospital entrance and Captain Emory Payne announced, “On behalf of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw we want to thank Lakeside Medical Center staff for all your hard work on being on the front lines.” The deputies then proceeded to deliver a catered lunch complete with trays of sandwiches, fruit salad, cakes and other items for 170 employees.
“We appreciate the generosity from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office at a time that is challenging for health care professionals and first responders alike,” said Janet D. Moreland, ARNP, MSN, LHRM, Lakeside Medical Center’s Executive Director. “Our dedicated hospital staff are grateful to Sheriff Bradshaw and the deputies who keep our community safe.”
The caravan was a welcome surprise to Lakeside Medical Center staff who have been putting in long hours and working additional 12-hour shifts to support patients’ needs during the pandemic. The hospital, which is accredited by The Joint Commission, serves as a vital component of Palm Beach County’s health care safety net for the county’s agricultural communities around Lake Okeechobee.
“It’s gratifying to know that our community partners are thinking about the welfare of our hospital staff who provide safe, quality patient care,” said Darcy J. Davis, Health Care District CEO. “I thank Sheriff Bradshaw and his deputies for their thoughtfulness as this delivery goes a long way to nourish our employees and lift their spirits.”