Add this to the list of care tasks that front-line health care workers are performing during the COVID-19 pandemic: singing "Happy Birthday" (on key or off key). At St. Rose Dominican in Siena, Nevada, a patient turning 91 was feted with a cake, balloons and spirited singing from front-line staff.
During the pandemic, patients are isolated from family and other visitors to ensure the safety of all. Though working long and stressful hours, health care staff are remembering the small but important things in patients' lives. So they are connecting patients with family members virtually, cheering patients when they leave the hospital to return home — and celebrating patients’ birthdays.