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Moment of silence and light tribute to honor COVID-19 victims on one-year anniversary


CENTRAL VALLEY – Adventist Health in the Central Valley will hold a moment of silence and light tribute at all four of its hospitals on Friday, March 19, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of COVID-19.

The faith-based organization is observing March 19, 2021, as the one-year anniversary, since it coincides with the California lockdown on that date in 2020.

The moment of silence and prayer will be shared via overhead announcements at its hospitals in Hanford, Selma, Reedley and Tulare, and the hospital exteriors will be illuminated in blue, beginning at 8 p.m.

“We want to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in a safe and beautiful way,” says Andrea Kofl, president of Adventist Health in the Central Valley. “Our hearts and prayers are with those who have lost family and friends, since the beginning of this pandemic, and our hopes are for a healthier future.”

Adventist Health in the Central Valley locations:

  • Adventist Health Hanford – 115 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA
  • Adventist Health Selma – 1141 Rose Ave., Selma, CA
  • Adventist Health Reedley – 372 W. Cypress Ave., Reedley, CA
  • Adventist Health Tulare – 869 N. Cherry St., Tulare, CA

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Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii as well as others across the U.S. through its Blue Zones company, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work, Adventist Health is leading a 21st century well-being transformation movement. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, its innovative Adventist Health Hospital@Home program that provides virtual in-patient care at home, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.