2020 Tribute

A Message from Singing River CEO, Lee Bond:

2020 – What a year it has been. The best of times, the worst of times. 

In tribute to all who have served, we put together a digital yearbook to commemorate this unprecedented year. I hope you enjoy it:

Click to see our 2020 Tribute Book

In the “best” column, we formed a strong partnership with a great sister system: Ochsner – one of the nation’s leading health care organizations.  This partnership will help us endure long into the future with technology, added clinical expertise, and access to a higher level of specialized services.  As if that were not monumental enough, we invested in not only a facility in Gulfport, but in the people of Singing River Gulfport – to continue our Mission coast wide. 

On the other side of the equation, we endured a hurricane…at the end of a record storm season where there were no names left to give. And oh yes, there was that pandemic.

We saw a lot this year. Nurses, doctors and clinicians held things together when the world was falling apart, and gave hope when there was none. We saw heroes and hotlines, our Core Values shine, and the Holy Spirit with us everywhere. We worked hard, and it paid off. I am proud to be a small part of this great United States of America where ingenuity developed rapid testing capabilities, medications to fight this insidious virus, and ultimately a vaccine to stop it. We lost some battles, but the war is being won. Our community remains Singing River Strong.