Health & Medicine

Hospital’s patients are in good hands

Chaplain Hai Tran, above right, blesses the hands of nurse Hachelle Natano in the chapel at the Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Center to mark the center’s opening on Tuesday in Sacramento.

Blessing of the Hands is a tradition with deep roots at Mercy General Hospital, which was built on the legacy of compassionate care established by the Sisters of Mercy.

The ceremony offers an opportunity for all hospital staff members to reflect on the important work they do and the care they provide to patients with their hands.