Unsung Heroes

Who are the unsung heroes in your community? IHA and Governor J.B. Pritzker are recognizing the valiant efforts of healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic.


AMITA Health

The unsung heroes from AMITA Health are working tirelessly to care for COVID-19 patients and using ingenuity to enhance operations and serve the Chicago region.

Carle Health

From technicians to nurses, Carle Health's unsung heroes have not missed a beat in caring for COVID-19 patients. Their valiant efforts have helped to safeguard PPE and ensure quality care.

Hospital Sisters Health System

Staff across Hospital Sisters Health System demonstrate the true meaning of "teamwork." These unsung heroes courageously supported each other in the face of COVID-19.

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital

The healthcare heroes at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital have dedicated countless hours to creating surge plans, expanding capacity and maintaining a clean environment amid COVID-19.

Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine's unsung heroes have made it their mission to provide a safe and caring environment for all patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Memorial Health

From medical technicians to housekeepers, staff at Memorial Health System have stepped up across the board to protect staff and care for patients amid the pandemic.

Memorial Hospital, Carthage

Victoria Popela, DO, Hospitalist for Memorial Hospital, Carthage took dedication to a new level by moving into her office to care for COVID-19 patients at the hospital's senior living facility.


Maryanne Miller, MD, physician leader for Mercyhealth hospitalists at Javon Bea Hospital, worked with nursing to design the hospital’s COVID-19 unit while directly caring for many COVID patients.

Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine's unsung heroes have met the challenges of COVID-19 with positivity, teamwork and even music. They go above and beyond in caring for patients and supporting each other.

OSF HealthCare

OSF HealthCare's healthcare heroes have gone above and beyond to care for patients and support each other amid the stress of COVID-19.

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Pana Community Hospital

The unsung heroes at Pana Community Hospital have worked extra hours during COVID-19, secured valuable PPE and developed new processes to ensure quality care.

Red Bud Regional Hospital

Amy Rohlfing, MD, was born at Red Bud Regional Hospital, the same hospital in which she now serves as the main hospitalist and a trusted resource for COVID-19 guidelines.

Riverside Healthcare

Riverside Healthcare's unsung heroes stepped up the plate to protect patients and staff during the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic.

Rush Health

From handling surges to organizing COVID-19, healthcare heroes from Rush Health rose to the occasion to serve their community and support their colleagues.

Sinai Chicago

The unsung heroes of Sinai Chicago have faced challenges with committment and bravery. Frontline staff have dedicated countless hours to caring for patients, including rehab for COVID survivors.

SSM Health

Patty Boxx, an environmental services associate at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, has worked long hours and demonstrated patience and compassion during difficult times.

Touchette Regional Hospital

Healthcare heroes at Touchette Regional Hospital have dedicated countless hours to treating patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

UI Health

UI Health's unsung heroes rolled up their sleeves and got creative to meet the diverse challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UnityPoint Health

Unsung heroes at UnityPoint Health – Methodist have met the challenges of COVID-19. They comfort patients in isolation and help each other deal with burnout and stress.

University of Chicago Medicine

Eric Tritch, vice president for supply chain and logistics at University of Chicago Medicine, has worked nonstop to provide staff with necessary personal protective equipment and supplies.