20 heartwarming photos show gratitude for healthcare workers

UC Irvine Medical Center
UC Irvine Medical Center healthcare workers bang on windows in a return of gratitude as they watch first responders in a drive-by parade recognizing their efforts amid the COVID-19 crisis.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Healthcare workers from Glendale to Mission Viejo were honored Tuesday by first responders who drove firetrucks, highway patrol cars and police vehicles in processions of tribute for their efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, healthcare workers gathered outside to acknowledge a parade of about 25 emergency vehicles honoring them with sirens and flashing lights. The procession paused outside the windows of an emergency room, where workers inside banged on the windows in a show of mutual appreciation. At Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Orange County sheriff’s deputies honored nurses from the cardiac rehab unit. And a group of Glendale police officers and firefighters gathered to honor the workers at Adventist Health Glendale.

UC Irvine Medical Center

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UC Irvine Medical Center workers acknowledge police officers parading in their honor.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
UCI Medical Center
UC Irvine Medical Center workers wave to firefighters.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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An Anaheim firefighter in the procession at UC Irvine Medical Center.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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St. Jude Medical Center

St. Jude Medical Center
Medical personnel from St. Jude Medical Center stand clustered on the sidewalk as Fullerton and Brea Firefighters, EMS and Police join together in a show of support for healthcare workers outside of the hospital in Fullerton.
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Medical personnel pose for pictures with Fullerton firefighters in a show of support for healthcare workers outside of the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.
(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)
St. Jude Medical Center
Firefighters stand atop a Fullerton Fire Department Engine in a show of support for healthcare workers outside of the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.
(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

Adventist Health Glendale

Adventist Health Glendale workers take a break to acknowledge the tribute in their honor.
Adventist Health Glendale workers take a break to acknowledge the tribute in their honor.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Healthcare workers, police officers and firefighters gather outside the Glendale hospital.
Healthcare workers, police officers and firefighters gather outside the Glendale hospital.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters at the Glendale event.
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Healthcare workers in Glendale.
Healthcare workers in Glendale.
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Police officers applaud at the Glendale hospital.
Police officers applaud at the Glendale hospital.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
A vintage Burbank police car leads a procession to honor healthcare workers at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank
Healthcare workers wave to friends before the start of a procession to honor nurses during a noon celebration in front of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank
First responders proceed with lights and sirens on Alameda Avenue to honor healthcare workers at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital
A worker from Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo acknowledges the tribute.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Mission Hospital
Nurses from the Mission Hospital cardiac rehab unit are honored.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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The scene at the hospital in Mission Viejo.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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A Laguna Beach firetruck alongside a group of healthcare workers.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)