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As this week draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment for gratitude. We’re incredibly grateful for each and every one of you: for your dedication to patients, for your kindness toward each other and for your willingness to help whenever it’s needed. As we move to the next phase of recovery, the impact of your hard work will be long-lasting as we reimagine our future state.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to take a moment to think about what you’re grateful for, too. Maybe even write it down. It can be a powerful reminder of all the good things that remain, even in these stressful and uncertain times.

Capturing our community

Seattle photographer David Ryder visited three of our hospitals to take stunning portraits of providers and staff who are making a difference in the fight against COVID-19. We love how these photos capture the compassion and determination we see from you all every day. View the photos David took at Harborview, UW Medical Center – Montlake and UW Medical Center – Northwest.

frontline photos

Taking a dance break

The team at the Northwest Primary Care Fremont Clinic found a creative way to get some exercise and boost their mood at work: a social distancing dance break. Check out the fun video.

Kind words of the week

The Phi Sigma Rho Engineering sorority has a message for us: “UW’s Phi Sigma Rho Engineering sorority wanted to send our thanks to all UW Medicine employees that are working hard to keep our community safe.”

Thank you from Phi Sigma Rho

A sweet treat

Sometimes we crave sweet treats during times of stress. What’s more satisfying than a delicious piece of chocolate? Thank you to GODIVA chocolatiers and CEO Annie Young-Scrivner for donating handcrafted chocolates to our team this past week.

Providers eating GODIVA chocolates

Collected kudos

Our UW Medicine team has received countless messages of support and encouragement across many platforms, from social media to handwritten notes. To gather all of these messages in one place, our team implemented a Kudoboard. Take a look at it whenever you need an instant mood boost.

Lisa Brandenburg
President, UW Medicine Hospitals & Clinics

Timothy H. Dellit, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington
President, UW Physicians