BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The City of Bakersfield, in partnership with Dignity Health Bakersfield, will honor healthcare workers called to care as part of the Operation White Lights campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor Karen Goh will make a proclamation on behalf of the City of Bakersfield declaring “White Light Operation Day” on Friday, January 15, and the city will support the tree at Centennial Plaza in all white lights in support make the campaign shine.
“Everyone who works in the healthcare sector has shown unwavering courage in the face of this pandemic,” said Robin Mangarin-Scott, vice president of marketing and communications for Dignity Health Central California. “Your strength and humanity is a light of hope for so many patients and families affected by COVID-19. Operation White Lights is a way to uplift our healers and let them know that the church is taking care of them. ”
The Mercy Hospitals and Memorials encourage community leaders, businesses, and residents to join Operation White Lights by wearing white lights and ribbons on homes, businesses, cars, or lapels to assist care teams and first responders throughout and by Kern County Share thank you messages on social media.
In addition, Mercy and Memorial will be showing white-light tunnels at staff entrances in January and will be displaying Luminarias with messages of thanks and encouragement in each hospital at the end of the month in celebration of our health care heroes.