Tribute to healthcare heroes lights up the wall at UAB Hospital

A video display on hospital wall says thank you to health care workers at UAB.

Project2A 67-foot high digital ‘thank you’ was displayed on the wall of one building of the UAB Hospital campus to express support and appreciation for the efforts of medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The visual ‘thank you’ was projected onto the wall of Quarterback Tower, 601 19th Street South, at the corner of 19th street and 6th Ave.

The display was projected onto the wall as evening set in, approximately 7:30 p.m. and remained illuminated until well after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26. 

The effort comes from Diversified, a national digital technology provider. “We have personally seen the emotional toll COVID-19 has taken on these caregivers who must stare the worst of it in the face daily,” said David DeGruy, an account executive with Diversified. “They all deserve acknowledgment for being true heroes in this time of crisis. We thought what better way to relay that message than transforming a portion of a 105-foot building into a video screen ‘thank you’ tribute.”