Caregivers hold ceremony for patients who have died

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington health officials gathered Friday to pay respect to patients who died under care.

Hospital employees say caring for sick people is one of the hardest jobs a person can do.  They say it demands a high level of skill, constant vigilance, and the ability to be quite flexible.

Caregivers said they wanted to remember the 120 patients who died, honoring the impact they made.

The ceremony took place at Greenfield Lake Park Friday afternoon, where river rocks with each patient's initials were released into Greenfield Lake.

While this was the first year for the ceremony, officials hope to make it an annual event.

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