With the shortage of mask covers, it’s really neat to see people sewing them & donating them! Seeing a need and filling it!

Joellyn D.
Employee
Academic Affairs


Our school district created a micro pantry at the school for those in need. Anyone can go in and get what they need or drop off items to fill the shelves.

Our neighborhood is doing a Chalk the Walk this weekend. People are encouraged to write or draw encouraging messages at the end of their driveway so that when people go for a walk they have uplifting messages to read to hopefully brighten their day! 🙂

Kristy B.
Employee
Dean’s Office


Every COVID-19 stay-at-home day, I get to be with my 6-month old daughter, and nothing could make me happier. Every day, I get to read to her as I study, play with her, and enjoy her laughter and “singing” as she learns about her voice. We get to go on adventures outdoors together, keeping our safe distance from others, hiking in the woods and jogging on the trails. I will cherish these moments I did not think I would have with her and am so grateful for them.

Student
Class of 2021


“Thank you to the entire IT Department – for going above and beyond in these difficult times. Sure we need technology to do our job, but most of all we need each other; it’s teamwork! I appreciate your expertise; I appreciate your patience; I appreciate each and every one of you! Thanks for making sure I had the technology to do my job!

With gratitude,

Shannon D.
Employee
HR


The camaraderie I’ve shared with my Program Coordinator cohort has been fun and meaningful. We share, we help, we encourage, we raise each other up, we laugh. In these times, that means a lot.

Jamie H.
Employee
Psychiatry


It is absolutely remarkable and inspiring how much progress can be made when we all work together to solve a problem. None of us expected to be responding to a global pandemic, but together UICOMP and other local organizations have come together with compassion, integrity, and a collaborative spirit. For this I am genuinely grateful.

Heather M.
Faculty
Pediatrics


My senior citizen neighbor walks every day and always stops to say hi and pet my dogs when we are outside. Since I’ve been working from home, she asked if she could walk my dog. I have an older dog and a younger dog – who is still a crazy puppy. Since I couldn’t let her walk the crazy puppy because she would drag this poor woman around town, I offered to go with her. We’ve walked my two dogs together almost every day this week. We’ve talked and gotten to know each other and since she is a widower, I think she probably really appreciates having the company. It’s been awesome to get outside and get some sunshine and exercise. Not only is it good for us neighbors, it’s great for my dogs! I don’t think we would have ever ventured out together if not for this current situation so I am considering it a blessing.

Angela O.
Faculty
HSE


I am just a civil service employee doing admin support for the Pediatrics department. What I’ve seen from the physicians that I support has been nothing but awe-inspiring. They are steadfast and focused in a time of constant unknowns, circumstances that change by the hour, and undoubtedly incredible stress. It gives me an immense sense of confidence that our area will weather this storm with dedicated people like these medical professionals looking out for us.

Chris M.
Employee
Pediatrics


I went home for dedicated Step study and now have more time to spend with my family and to pursue my other interests outside of medicine.

Student
M2


Suzy W. is awesome and professional but during this time she is extra special being kind and at work for all of us that need laptops and connectivity, etc. She is on the front lines and we are so appreciative of her!!!

Michaela R.
Employee
Internal Medicine Fellowships


Lisa C. is always taking care of the coordinators but during this time, she has her hands especially full! Nonetheless, she still tends to every little thing we need so that we can work from home while SHE is still in the office, grinding away in unchartered territory. We don’t express our appreciation for her enough. Thank you so much, Lisa, for always being awesome!

Michaela R.
Employee
Internal Medicine Fellowships


Dean Aiyer is a bright light! Thank you for all you do!!

Cecilia A.
Faculty
Pediatrics


I want to give a big shout out to the staff of Positive Health Solutions. Our staff has rallied together to make sure our clients/patients are taken care of during this crisis. We have an amazing staff that goes above and beyond for each other as well!! We always say, we are like a “family”. We will weather this storm and come out on top!!!!

Lynne M.
Employee
Positive Health Solutions


I want to give a huge shout out to my co-workers at Positive Health Solutions. This has been a trying time for all but especially so for many of the patients we serve. For many, PHS is the lifeline they seek for answers on a daily basis. The reassurance they need at this time has increased ten fold. This has put an extra burden on all, but everyone has stepped up to do what they need to do. From our medical staff to our support staff and medical case managers, thank you for doing what you do! Thanks also goes out to management who have worked tirelessly to provide a “new normal” to both the patients we serve and staff as well. We see the hard work you have put forth in keeping all safe while still providing the necessary service to those we care for. You are all wonderful people and I am very proud to be part of this amazing team!

Cathy H.
Employee
Medicine/PHS


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