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Dallas County organizations getting ready for World Health Day

Several Dallas County organizations will celebrate World Health Day next week.

Women Mission Union will be teaming with members of Northside Baptist Church, the ladies of ESA and West Central Baptist Association to celebrate World Health Day on Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Kathy Smith of Northside Baptist Church said the goal is to pray every few minutes for health care workers. Smith also said that almost 1,000 gift bags will be given to local health care workers.

The first scheduled visit will be at 9 a.m. at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. A trip to Southern Care Beacon at 9:30 a.m., followed by Selma Urgent Care (10 a.m.).

Other visits are: Park Place Nursing Home (10:45 a.m.) Kindred (11:30 a.m.), Amedisys Home Health Care (noon), Selma Health Rehab (1 p.m.), Cedar Hill (1:30 p.m.), Lighthouse Nursing Home (2:15 p.m.), Homestead Hospice (2:45 p.m.), Mainstreet Urgent Care (3:15 p.m.).

“We knew 2020 was a hard year for the doctors, nurses and all the employees at the hospital, nursing homes and emergency rooms,” Smith said. “We wish that we could go to every doctor’s office, eyecare, dentist’s office, but we had to limit because of money.

“We pray for them daily to have patience, wisdom and knowledge for their patients. Most of all, we want them to know our Lord and Savior, so they can share the love of Jesus to their patients. Love like Jesus is the best medicine ever.”