“Health providers selflessly care for others, often during the darkest and most difficult time of one’s life. At such a critical life stage or when facing a health challenge, a patient also requires thoughtful and compassionate care.

“This is a significant week for Covenant Health, its leadership and staff. The good work they do and the example they set, of exceptional health care, is deeply appreciated. Their successes have contributed to the greater good of our health-care system, the communities they serve and our province.

“During National Catholic Health Care Week, Oct. 3-9, I’d like to thank Covenant Health and its health providers for meeting this need among Albertans. We are grateful for your devotion to caring for Albertans of all backgrounds, but especially the most vulnerable, with kindness and empathy.”