In photos: Augusta University Health heroes honored with red carpet welcome

Tuesday night was more than just an average shift for health care workers at Augusta University Health.

As we approach a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the appreciation for #OurAUHeroes has only grown, and Feb. 23 was an opportunity for some Augusta area residents to show that appreciation by cheering them on as they were greeted with a red carpet.

“We’re doing this to support our staff and let them know how much we care about them and for what they do every single day,” said Julie Moretz, assistant vice president of Patient- and Family-Centered Care/Chief Experience Officer for AU Health.

“We just wanted to let the nurses, doctors, assistants and technicians know that we appreciate them a lot,” said Sam Bryant of TrueNorth Church in North Augusta. “We know they’ve been through a rough several months. We’ve got several ex-cheerleaders in the group [to help cheer them on].”

Click through the slideshow below to see more photos from this special event.

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