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Staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst celebrate complimentary vacations from American Airlines and Hyatt Staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst celebrate complimentary vacations from American Airlines and Hyatt

American Airlines and Hyatt Surprise Health Care Workers

In recognition of the extraordinary care they provide to their community, American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced American Airlines and Hyatt will award thousands of health care professionals from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst three-night complimentary vacations to help them recharge and reconnect with their loved ones, once they are able to take time for themselves.

American Airlines and Hyatt are coming together to show their appreciation to one of the hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19 in the US.

From doctors, physician assistants and nurses to facilities and food service teams, the staff—more than 4,000—at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst will be treated to roundtrip flights on American Airlines to Hyatt hotels in select destinations across the US and Caribbean.

“We are extremely grateful to Hyatt and American Airlines for this generous gift to our health care workers, who have been at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Israel Rocha, vice president, NYC Health + Hospitals. “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 US. 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 percent.