The community of Alexandria at the time was the home to more than 9,000 evacuees.
Providence Receives A “Day of Thanks”
Nine Providence Saint Joseph and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center nurses and social workers had traveled to Alexandria, Louisiana in late September to assist in the care of Katrina and Rita evacuees.
Providence recently received a proclamation from the Honorable Edward G. Randolph, Mayor of the City of Alexandria, proclaiming the month of November, 2005 as “Providence Holy Cross and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Centers, California ‘Day of Thanks.’”
The proclamation states:
“Providence Holy Cross and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Centers, California answered the call of CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital to assist in providing care to those impacted by the storm by sending a team of volunteers who unselfishly provided compassionate, quality healthcare to persons in the community:
* through the expression of their supportive efforts in service to the hospital,
* through their compassionate and invaluable medical expertise in Minor Care Clinic and emergency room,
* in their humanitarian efforts and spiritual goodwill in area shelters,
* and by staffing the Cabrini Mobile Clinic, providing professional medical attention to those in greatest need.”