April 15, 2020
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, invites the community to show their gratitude for health care professionals and other essential workers by taking a moment to stop and applaud on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m.
The #clapbecausewecare movement began in Massachusetts, with people sharing videos and posts of themselves on social media as they applauded those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. West Hills Hospital hopes to continue the movement and bring this trend to California and beyond. The time chosen, 7 p.m., is significant because it marks a shift change for hospital staff.
To participate, community members simply need to share their gratitude -- via words, photos or videos -- on social media at 7 p.m., with #clapbecausewecare. In addition, please tag West Hills Hospital on Facebook, using @WestHillsHospital, and Twitter, using @WHHospital.
"For those who are risking so much to provide essential services and care during these challenging times, it means everything to know that those efforts are making a difference," said West Hills Hospital's CEO, Mark Miller. "Please join us in applauding those who are working so hard and setting fear aside to keep our community healthy, safe and fed."
The #clapbecausewecare movement celebrates health care professionals, first responders, grocery store employees, truck drivers and all the other individuals who are continuing to step up to help others as we work together to fight coronavirus.