An anonymous donor in the US has gifted $1m to a local hospital (Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California).
The donor went ahead and said the funds should go entirely to the staff, from floor cleaners to nurses.
In a note, the donor said: “Thank you for standing up (and staying up!) to care for our community.”
“This human kindness is what makes you heroic.”
Hospital president Dr Nanette Mickiewicz said the donation is like a reward for the hospital and its staff’s dedication and selfless service.
The hospital will now split the amount and give bonus cheques to nurses, cleaning staff, lab technicians, medical records staff, post room workers, and security guards who have worked for a year.
Full-time staff will receive $800 and part-timers will receive $600.
“There are so many people who keep the hospital running. Nurses and doctors are getting the praise, but we couldn’t do it without the staff who clean the floors, deliver supplies, fix machines, everything.” – she said.
“It’s a team, and I’m glad the whole team is getting a thank you.”
As for her own bonus, she said: “I’m definitely going to spoil myself a little bit.”