Northwest Texas Healthcare System Celebrates Inaugural COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day with COVID Heroes and Memorial Day on Monday, March 4, 2024

Monday, March 4, 2024

In recognition of the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices made by healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest Texas Healthcare System (NWTHS) is proud to host an inaugural commemorative event - COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day. Through the passage of House Bill 2166 during the 2023 Texas legislative session, March 4 – the date of the first reported COVID-19 case in Texas in 2020 – will be recognized annually as COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day. The event will honor and celebrate the frontline healthcare workers and other essential workers who demonstrated unwavering bravery in the face of a global pandemic and memorialize the 95,000 Texans who died of COVID-19.

Event Details:

  • Date: March 4, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Location: Northwest Texas Hospital, 1501 S. Coulter - Atrium
  • Activities: Clinical leaders will share their thoughts and an unveiling of a memorial will be part of the ceremony.

“We are honored to celebrate the medical professionals who sacrificed so much during this historic time and who continue to dedicate themselves to their calling of taking care of patients,” said Jason Barrett, MBA, FACHE, CEO of NWTHS. We invite the community and media representatives to join NWTHS in recognizing the local heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and remember those who lost their lives to COVID-19.