On a sunny afternoon in mid-April, health care workers at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital were honored by the city of Glendale’s fire and police departments with a drive-by salute acknowledging the workers for their tireless efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fire trucks and police vehicles lined up along Verdugo Boulevard, while the hospital staff watched, celebrated and expressed their thanks from the rooftop deck.

Members of the Glendale Fire Department applaud the hospital workers. (Photo/Mary Dacuma Ferguson)
The vehicles lined Verdugo Boulevard without blocking the flow of traffic near the freeway. (Photo/Mary Dacuma Ferguson)
Health care workers in masks gathered on the rooftop deck to take in the salute. (Photo/Courtesy of the Glendale Fire Department)
USC-VHH staff presented a sign reading, “USC Stay Strong Together.” (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)
Health care workers presented a sign reading, “Thank you!” and waved pompoms in the USC school colors. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)
Health care workers at USC-VHH continue to stay strong in the midst of the pandemic, with the help of morale boosting support from the community. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)