COVID-19 vaccines weren’t the only special deliveries made on Monday, Dec. 14. At Rush University System for Health hospitals, groups of Girl Scouts delivered close to 900 boxes of their famed – and delicious -- cookies.
At 11 a.m., a Girl Scouts of America van pulled up to Rush University Medical Center full of cases of cookies ready to be handed out to the Medical Center’s frontline staff.
Scouts Kennedy Flowers and Sydney Barnes delivered samoas, thin mints and other tasty types to staff who have been caring for COVID-19 patients since the beginning of the pandemic. They got help from Rush leaders K. Ranga Rama Krishnan, MB ChB, CEO, Rush University System for Health; Wayne Keathley, MPH, the Medical Center’s chief operating officer; and Paul Casey, MD, MBA, the Medical Center’s chief medical officer. They joined the Girl Scouts to unload the cookie van outside the Edward A. Brennan Entry Pavilion.
Purchased and donated by Rush University trustee Carole Segal, a total of 888 Girl Scout cookies were given out across the System, including deliveries at Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital. The cookies were delivered with handmade notes of encouragement for staff working on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19 and a thank-you poster board.
“With the first responders, I just want to see them happy,” scout Barnes said. “Its been a tough year for everybody, so I’m just glad that they can get Girl Scout cookies and are happy.”
You can see more photos of the cookie drop-off at the Medical Center by visiting our Flickr gallery.