The COASC 2020 Impact Award is proudly presented to the Kaiser Permenente Nurses of Orange County for their dedication and generous support of our SmileMakers Holiday Gift Program for more than 6 years. Their involvement started with the Irvine campus led by nurse, Harmony Gamez. Her enthusiasm, excitement and leadership has grown their participation year after year. This effort has spread throughout the hospital and now our angel gift tags are being adopted by multiple departments. The Anaheim campus joined in 3 years ago and has expanded through many areas of the hospital as well providing thousands of gifts each year and bringing smiles and joy to residents in nursing homes that have no other family member involved in their care.
They do all this while providing frontline care during our current COVID-19 crisis and daily healthcare needs. We thank all of the Kaiser nurses who everyday share their kind hearts and skills to make our community a better place to live.