Mark Turner, CEO, Capital Medical Center

As we continue to fight COVID-19, it has been so encouraging to see the outpouring of support from
throughout the South Sound for healthcare workers on the front lines. We have always striven to be a
place where you choose to come for healthcare, and we take our responsibility as a community leader
very seriously. As our neighbors have come together to do everything possible to slow the spread of this
vicious virus amid unprecedented challenges, we have never been more proud to be a part of this
community. It is more important than ever that we all continue to take the important steps necessary to
keep our community as safe and healthy as possible, including staying home as much as we can,
practicing social distancing and following sound medical guidance.

We at Capital Medical Center would like to thank you – our communities – for your thoughts, prayers,
and generosity. Many of you have supported us by donating meals and sending inspiring messages to
our staff.

Today, I would ask one more thing of our community, including myself: thank a healthcare hero.
Some moments ask more of us as a society, as a community and as individuals. Moments like those
need heroes. From grocery store employees and delivery workers to educators teaching remotely and
those keeping our infrastructure and essential services running, this current moment has no shortage of
heroes. And that includes our heroes on the frontlines of this crisis – our healthcare workers.

Our healthcare workers are not only a cornerstone of our hospital’s mission of Making Communities
Healthier, they are integral members of our community. They are moms and dads. Brothers and sisters.
Friends and neighbors. And – today especially – they are heroes, fighting on the frontlines to provide
compassionate, quality care when it’s needed most.

At Capital Medical Center, we honor all our providers and employees working hard to ensure a safe
place of care and a healthier community for all of us. I hope you will join me and add your voice to the
chorus of appreciation for our community’s healthcare heroes by posting your own message of thanks
on your favorite social media, with the hashtag #ThankAHealthCareHero. Let’s show our hometown
heroes how much we appreciate their incredible and inspiring efforts to keep us safe.

And thank you again for supporting Capital Medical Center and trusting us with your care as we help
guide our community through the COVID-19 situation as safely as possible. We will get through this
together.