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Stealthy Snow Angels

American author and anthropologist Margaret Mead is famously quoted as saying, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Her words perfectly describe something that happened recently at Mercy Hospital.

From what we’ve been able to piece together from a very tight-lipped group of folks is that some snow angels, perhaps disguised as Mercy leaders and administrators, conducted a covert snow removal operation following the great February Blizzard of 2017. A number of employees—both clinical and non-clinical—who were working at Mercy’s Fore River campus found their cars swept clear of the more than 30 inches of snow that had accumulated! Additionally, windows were scraped free of ice, and a path to their car’s driver side doors was shoveled. These employees stayed overnight on Saturday—just to be ready to work. They were there as much as twelve hours before their scheduled shifts for that stormy Sunday. In the apparent act of gratitude toward those who worked during the blizzard, Mercy leaders were wielding brooms, scrapers, and shovels so when employees left work they didn’t face drifting snow blocking their way to finally heading home. When probed for help solving the mystery, administrators smiled, but declined comment. 

A warm thank you to all EMHS employees who came together and weathered the storm so others could leave after a long night of caring for our patients—cased closed.