American Airlines and Hyatt Gift Vacations to 4,000 Health Care Workers in NYC
Elmhurst hospital in New York City 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%. It has been often on the news in recent months and it was called “the center of this crisis” by the city’s health department in late March. NYC itself is the epicenter of the coronavirus in United States.
But the hard working staff at the hospital received some great news Friday, during its weekly staff call. The heads of American Airlines and Hyatt joined in on the call to show their appreciation for all the doctors, physician assistants, nurses, food service teams, and the whole staff of more than 4,000. All of them will be treated to round-trip flights on American Airlines and a free three night say at Hyatt hotels in select destinations across the U.S. and Caribbean. The offer is for every staff member and a loved one. These flights mark the largest total flight count ever provided to an organization by American Airlines.
“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.”
Additionally, Hyatt will be including all health care workers in its Hyatt Friends & Family Rate to support them in taking much-needed rest with their loved ones. Qualified health care workers can access the special rate at Hyatt.com or via our Global Contact Centers by including the Special Offer Code THANKYOU and validating their professional status. They will be able to enjoy this special offer for stays through June 30, 2021.