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Anonymous Donor Gives Santa Cruz Hospital $1 Million for Bonuses

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Posted at 5:25 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 08:25:19-04

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Around the country, there’s a lot of gratitude for medical providers these days, and in Santa Cruz, a recent anonymous note to the local hospital was no exception.

“Thank you for standing up (and staying up!) to care for our community,” it said. “This humankindness is what makes you heroic.”

The anonymous donor has gifted their local hospital $1 million, designating the funds to go entirely to the staff, from floor cleaners to nurses.

This means $800 bonuses this month for full-time staff at Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California.

Nursing supervisor Amy Loudon says she's amazed at the generosity of a stranger, and especially appreciative it's being shared with everyone on their team, working throughout the coronavirus pandemic.