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At UofL Health, we are driven to transform the health of the communities we serve through compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care. At our core, we are Healers. We heal broken bones and hearts, save lives and share in both the joy and pain of our patients’ and their families’ health care journeys. You are why we do what we do, and we are grateful that you have entrusted us with your care.

The Healing Power of Gratitude

Gratitude literally heals. Studies have shown that practicing gratitude can improve sleep, mood and immunity, and can decrease depression, anxiety, difficulties with chronic pain and risk of disease. It has the power to change the lives of both the giver and the receiver in very concrete ways, and there is often a ripple effect. That’s why we created the Gratitude Heals program. It allows our patients and their families to express gratitude for the cutting-edge and compassionate care they received at UofL Health in ways that can change lives.

Harness the healing power of gratitude by taking action:

  1. GIVE a gift of gratitude in honor of your doctor, nurse or other clinician. 
  2. SHOW your gratitude by sharing your story. 
  3. VOLUNTEER to help other patients. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to serve others, make new friends and learn new skills, consider volunteering for UofL Health.

For more information, contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

Visit the facility-specific giving page:

"Gratitude has fittingly been
referred to as the quintessential
positive trait, the amplifier of
goodness in oneself, the world, and
others, and as having unique ability
to heal, energize, and change lives.

— Robert A. Emmons, PhD,
The Little Book of Gratitude

"At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from
another person. Each of us has
cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the
flame within us. "

 — Albert Schweitzer