Centura Health Launches “Operation White Lights”

(CENTENNIAL, COLO.) Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is launching Operation White Lights today in honor of those who are called to compassionately care for our communities during the pandemic. The grassroots movement encourages the public to display white ribbons and white lights in support of health care workers in Colorado and western Kansas.

“Our friends, our neighbors, our communities have been incredibly supportive, and they continue to ask how can they support the caregivers on the frontlines,” said Patrick Gaughan, SVP and Chief Values Integration Officer, Centura Health. “Operation White Lights is an easy way to show unity and solidarity in our communities and demonstrate the collective response for us to come together.”

White lights and bows can be placed anywhere – homes, businesses, car antennas or worn on clothing. Through December and January, all 17 Centura Health hospitals will display white bows outside its campuses. The color white, chosen because it symbolizes unity and hope, shows appreciation for not only providers and nurses, but those crucial in the care of COVID-19 patients, including environmental services staff, respiratory therapists, paramedics and many others.

“Our caregivers continue to respond to the health and well-being needs with courage and compassion, fulfilling our Mission of providing whole person care,” said Gaughan. “As caregivers come and leave their shifts, seeing a flurry of white will remind them that the community has their back and we are thankful for their dedication to provide hope and healing.”

Centura Porter Adventist Hospital, located at 2525 S. Downing St., Denver, will launch Operation White Lights Wednesday at 3 p.m. by hanging white lights and bows across the campus. Interested media may contact Lindsay Radford at 720-215-9662.


About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

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