With cases of COVID-19 spreading throughout the world and America, healthcare workers are on the frontlines of the pandemic as they care for the critically ill patients rapidly filling our hospitals to capacity.

Healthcare workers cannot shelter in place with their loved ones. They are not 6 feet away from their patients. They put themselves at risk every single shift. And when they go home, they worry about exposing their families.

Facing enormous challenges, they are responding with courage, resolve and exemplary professionalism.

All of us at SOFIE are proud to be associated with the dedicated teams of health care professionals and support staff taking care of patients on the frontline. And there are scores of teams supporting them — from environmental services and social work to spiritual care and many others. You have been working every day knowing you are at risk of exposure, amid a myriad of challenges that include the concerns of running out of personal protective equipment and the possibility of exposing you families to COVID 19.

Despite all of this, you continue to provide the highest level of care possible. Your dedication is a true inspiration.

Today, as we continue to collectively experience a change in our daily routines that is impacting so many of us in so many different ways, SOFIE would like to extend our gratitude to all of you, including our dedicated SOFIE pharmacy staff, who are risking your own health to care for the most vulnerable among us. You are true heroes and we appreciate you.