Red Lodge medical staff honored with drive-through

Alastair Baker
News Editor
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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The “drive-around” begins at the Beartooth Billings Clinic as staff and volunteers clap in appreciation of the support.

The public joined with emergency services and members of the Beartooth Billings Clinic (BBC) Governing Board President Mitzi Vorachek, George Clow and Sarah Ewald for a "drive-around" the BBC campus last Friday, May 15 to honor essential healthcare workers.  

Sirens, signs and waves greeted the hospital workers and volunteers as they stood at the entrance to the clinic and watched a procession of vehicles drive by.

Kelley Evans, CEO of BBC, said she “was moved to tears” by the tribute.

“It meant so much to all of us, what a great community, I am so grateful,” said Evans.

The governing board organized the event to coincide with National Hospital Week (May 10-16).  

“We know how hard our health care providers and hospital staff work. These are extremely stressful times for all of us but especially so for hospital and clinic personnel. We wanted to say "thank you" for all they do for us and for our community,” said Vorachek.

“We were very pleased with the turnout and with the response from the hospital staff.  We all need to acknowledge our health care providers every day, because they are here for us every day,” she said. 

The parade also went up Broadway afterwards and went by the Beartooth Children's Center.

“Those darling little children were all smiles and waves,” said Vorachek.