GALLERY: 2 Katy-area hospitals host parade, graduation to honor health care workers

Texas Children's Hospital West Campus.
Local first responders held a parade June 17 to honor health care workers at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. (Courtesy Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital West Campus)

Local first responders held a parade June 17 to honor health care workers at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. (Courtesy Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital West Campus)

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Local first responders held a parade June 17 to honor health care workers at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. (Courtesy Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital West Campus)
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Local first responders held a parade June 17 to honor health care workers at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. (Courtesy Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital West Campus)
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Local first responders held a parade June 17 to honor health care workers at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. (Courtesy Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital West Campus)
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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital held a graduation ceremony for its staff on June 4 at the Memorial Hermann Sports Park. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital)
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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital held a graduation ceremony for its staff on June 4 at the Memorial Hermann Sports Park. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital)
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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital held a graduation ceremony for its staff on June 4 at the Memorial Hermann Sports Park. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital)
During June, two Katy-area hospitals hosted events to honor their health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

On June 17, a parade led by Katy-area first responders saluted front-line health care workers at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, according to an email from Veronika Javor-Romeis, a senior public relations specialist for the hospital.

Staff from the hospital lined a path as the parade marched, per the email. Participating first responders included the Katy Police Department, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 48, the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the Westlake Fire Department and the Community Volunteer Fire Department.

Additionally, on June 4, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital celebrated 16 employees who graduated with new degrees, said Drew Munhausen, senior media relations representative with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, in an email.

"While most graduation ceremonies were cancelled, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital hosted a personal graduation ceremony," he wrote.


The staff who were honored included patient technicians who earned nursing degrees as well as the director of the emergency department, who received her doctorate degree.

The event was held on on the field of the Memorial Hermann Sports Park, per the email. The graduates sat on the field—socially distanced—while family members watched on the sidelines.

See photos from these two events in the gallery above.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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