The entire staff at this NYC hospital gets free vacations for their relentless service during the coronavirus crisis
The entire team at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, that comprises of more than 4,000 doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and facilities and food service teams, was in for a big surprise when informed that American Airlines and Hyatt have teamed up to offer free round-trip tickets to select destinations across the U.S. and Caribbean and a free three-night stay in that location.
“We are extremely grateful to Hyatt and American Airlines for this generous gift to our health care workers, who have been at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Israel Rocha, Vice President of NYC Health + Hospitals and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. “Our doctors, nurses, and other staff on the front lines of this unprecedented health care crisis really appreciate the outpouring of support from two of America’s major companies, and we look forward to taking advantage of these well-earned vacations in the near future.”
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst serves an area of nearly one million people in one of the most socio-economically diverse communities in the U.S. The hospital is among some of the hardest-hit in a city severely affected by COVID-19. In response to the crisis, the hospital quickly scaled to increase Intensive Care Units (ICU) capacity by 500%.