HAMMOND, Indiana | Police and fire departments from Northwest Indiana and South Suburban Illinois demonstrated their appreciation for healthcare workers with a procession around Franciscan Health Hammond on Monday, April 27, 2020.
The parade of squad cars, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles completed a lap around the hospital before concluding on Stateline Avenue near the Emergency Department entrance.
"It was an extraordinary event to witness and we’re extremely grateful to all that participated and helped to organize the event. It was a great demonstration of the mutual respect and love that exists between our colleagues at the hospital and the first responders in and around the communities we're privileged to serve," said Sean Leahy, vice president of operations at Franciscan Health Dyer/Hammond/Munster.
The parade, hosted by Hammond first responders, was the latest to occur at Franciscan Health hospitals in Northwest Indiana in tribute to healthcare workers' efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier parades were held at Michigan City, Munster and Dyer hospitals, and another parade on April 27 took place at Franciscan Health Crown Point.