Dignity Health Dominican Hospital receives an anonymous donation of $1 million for its staff
The Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California recently received a donation of $1 million from an anonymous donor who wished the amount to be distributed among the hospital’s staff – from floor cleaners to nurses – along with a note that said, “Thank you for standing up (and staying up!) to care for our community. This human kindness is what makes you heroic.”
The hospital is using the donation to give bonus checks to nurses, cleaning staff, lab technicians, medical records staff, post room workers, and security guards who have worked at the hospital for at least one year.
Full-time staff will receive $800 and part-timers will receive $600.
“There are so many people who keep the hospital running. Nurses and doctors are getting the praise, but we couldn’t do it without the staff who clean the floors, deliver supplies, fix machines, everything,” Dignity Health Dominican Hospital president Dr. Nanette Mickiewicz said.