More than 4,000 staff members at New York City’s hard-hit Elmhurst Hospital have been surprised with a free vacation as thanks for their tireless work fighting the coronavirus pandemic in America’s epicenter.
American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels Corporation teamed up for the gift “in recognition of the extraordinary care” the hospital staff “provide to their community,” according to a press release. The workers, from doctors and nurses to the facilities and food service teams, will receive priority round trip American Airlines flights and hotel accommodations from Hyatt for three nights in “select destinations” in the U.S. and Caribbean, according to the release.
“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, the Vice President of NYC Health + Hospitals and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, in the release.
The hospital’s staff will be able to take advantage of the complimentary travel and hotel accommodations sometime later in the year, “once they are able to take time for themselves,” according to the release.
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