Healthcare truck

Georgetown County healthcare workers will get the chance to see a special message to them from a traveling truck.

The traveling, interactive billboard thanks health care workers across South Carolina for their dedicated efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The truck will stop at Tidelands Health hospitals Sunday afternoon as part of its seven-day, statewide tour.

The South Carolina Hospital Association’s Healthcare Heroes Truck is scheduled to stop at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet around 3:15 p.m. Sunday, then proceed to Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, where it is expected to arrive around 4:05 p.m.

The heroes truck will stay at each hospital for about 20 minutes and feature rotating displays of appreciation, including messages anyone can submit through Twitter with the hashtag #SCHealthCareHeroes.

The tour across South Carolina, kicking off Wednesday in the Upstate, also coincides with National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week.

“Every message of appreciation and support means so much to our dedicated team at Tidelands Health as we continue our efforts against COVID-19,” Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health, said. “We are eager to see the Healthcare Heroes Truck pull up to our hospitals with a huge display that will lift our team’s spirit.”

To submit messages that will be displayed on the Healthcare Heroes Truck, you can tag them by posting your message on Twitter using the hashtag #SCHealthCareHeroes.

“Front line health care workers in South Carolina’s hospitals are the true heroes of COVID-19,” Thornton Kirby, president and CEO of the South Carolina Hospital Association, said.

“We want to make sure that doctors, nurses and all the state’s hospital employees know that their heroic efforts do not go unrecognized.”