A Letter from Innovation Senior Management’s Founder & CEO, Pilar Carvajal (Dec 29)
December 29, 2020
Dear Residents, Family & Team Members,
First, thank you. This year, our staff has sacrificed much to care for our residents, the most vulnerable to COVID-19. This year, families and resident representatives have shown such patience and resilience, as we worked to learn about this virus and keep our residents safe. And yet, I must ask more.
While the arrival of vaccines is good news in the fight to defeat COVID-19, it does not signal an immediate end to our nation’s suffering. Just as we have been pushing for adoption of the precautions we all know work – masking, hand hygiene, and physical distancing – we must also push for high rates of vaccination within the U.S. population if we hope to overcome this virus. This will require trust in the COVID vaccination
process, from the development, distribution, and administration of a safe and effective vaccine, as well as a willing public, to get vaccinated.
As frontline caregivers, our essential role in protecting the health and wellbeing of our residents goes beyond the care we provide. As a valued and trusted voice, our example is perhaps the strongest health resource we have. As residents in our communities, getting a vaccination will get us closer to returning to a world we said goodbye to in March.
Our hope is simple; we urge you to get the COVID-19 vaccine and share your experience with others.
Thank you for all you do.