Dear Contra Costa Health Services Community,
This week marks a year since we lost one of our own in a brutal assault at the Martinez Detention Facility. Cynthia Palomata, a longtime nurse working at the facility, was violently attacked by an inmate whom she was treating. She succumbed to her injuries three days later.
In Cynthia’s memory, I invite you to observe a moment of silence on Friday, October 28th, at 3:30 p.m. Please feel free to gather with your colleagues at that time if you are able.
As we go through this painful period, I also want to remind you that you may contact the Contra Costa Crisis Line for confidential counseling anytime at 1-800-833-2900. Employees can also call our Employee Assistance Program at 1-925-930-3661 to make an appointment for counseling if needed.
I know you join me in sending your thoughts and prayers to Cynthia’s family at this difficult time.
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