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Anonymous Donor Thanks Hospital Staff With $1M

Anonymous donation will be split amongst California hospital's workers
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2020 12:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's a stressful time to be a hospital worker—and an anonymous donor is saying thank you in a big way. Employees at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Calif., will split a $1 million donation from an unnamed local resident expressing gratitude for their work during the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reports. Full-time workers who had been at the hospital at least a year as of March 1 will get $800 each while part-time workers will get $600; nurses, custodial staff, lab techs, medical records and other administrative workers, mailroom staff, and security guards will all be included.

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"To the heroes of Dominican Hospital: Thank you for standing up (and staying up!) to care for our community. This humankindness is what makes you heroic," wrote the donor, who dictated that the entire donation go toward bonuses for the staff, per the AP. Says the president of the hospital in response, "We cannot adequately express the depth of our gratitude. ... We are incredibly proud of the work our hospital family is doing." (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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