First responders honor health care workers on front lines of coronavirus pandemic

Miami Valley Hospital workers stand outside Tuesday evening, April 21, 2020, as first responders parade around the hospital campus to honor the front line health care workers in the coronavirus pandemic. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

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Miami Valley Hospital workers stand outside Tuesday evening, April 21, 2020, as first responders parade around the hospital campus to honor the front line health care workers in the coronavirus pandemic. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

First responders from across the region honored health care workers Tuesday evening at multiple hospitals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

At Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, police and fire crews flashed lights and sounded sirens as hospital workers waved at the parade that circled the campus.

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“This is a great event to see,” said Yonathan Kebede, vice president of hospital operations. “This is a great show of appreciation and support.

Police, fire and EMS departments were at the following Premier Health and Kettering Health Network facilities Tuesday:

• Kettering Medical Center

• Miami Valley Hospital

• Atrium Medical Center

• Fort Hamilton Hospital

• Miami Valley Hospital North

• Miami Valley Hospital Austin Boulevard Emergency Center

• Soin Medical Center

• Sycamore Medical Center

• Troy Hospital

• KHN Middletown

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The following facilities will be celebrated Thursday:

• Grandview Medical Center

• Southview Medical Center

• Greene Memorial Hospital

• Preble Emergency Center

• Huber Heights Emergency Center

• Franklin Emergency Center

• Kettering Behavioral Medical Center

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The salute to health care workers starts at 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

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