Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots have generously selected healthcare workers from across New England to attend the Super Bowl this coming Sunday in Tampa Bay. One of our very own, hard-working, dedicated team members was invited by the Patriots to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Jenna Osborn, RN has consistently logged the most time in the COVID unit over the last year, both a charge RN and bedside RN. According to Kayla Fitzgerald, Director of Critical Care Services, “she has demonstrated leadership and has been a role model in the compassionate care she has showed our patients.”
Watch Jenna in the WMUR story:
Earlier this week, Robert Kraft called to personally invite some
of the heroes and thank them for their work fighting COVID-19:
The press release from the Governor’s office:
New Hampshire Sends Four Health Care Workers to Super Bowl
As part of the New England Patriots commitment to supporting and thanking New England Health Care workers, they have invited four New Hampshire health care workers to attend Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay. The Patriots team plane will transport 76 vaccinated New England health care workers to Super Bowl LV for an all-expense paid trip to recognize their hard work and sacrifice and to spread the important message of getting vaccinated.
The Kraft family offered four tickets to Governor Sununu to select outstanding health care workers from New Hampshire that have been impacted in a big way by this pandemic. Governor Sununu then contacted Hanover Hill Nursing Home, Catholic Medical Center, Southern New Hampshire Health, and Concord Hospital for their assistance in selecting one of the many deserving members from within their facilities. These individuals have certified that they received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sunday, January 24, 2021.
“There are so many health care workers in our great state who are well deserving of this once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “These four heroes and their colleagues have been on the front lines of this crisis for months, and their sacrifice and hard work has saved lives. I join the people of New Hampshire in congratulating them on this honor of a lifetime!”
- Gina Teixeira, Emergency Department Nurse, Southern New Hampshire Health
- Jenna Osborn, ICU Nurse, Catholic Medical Center
- Scott Trasher, Assistant Director of Environmental Services, Hanover Hill
- Dawn Chapman, RN, Concord Hospital
“Last April, when our plane returned with masks from China, we never could have imagined the devastation this pandemic would cause, nor could we have dreamed of the heroic stories and achievements that have come to be as a result, especially the dedication of healthcare workers on the front lines and the creation of safe and effective vaccines,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “Ten months later, it’s an honor for us to celebrate these healthcare workers by giving them a well-deserved break for a day and an opportunity to enjoy the Super Bowl, a reality that is only made possible because of the vaccines. We hope that in doing so, others are also encouraged to get vaccinated as they are able. Once again, we want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of the healthcare heroes who have risked their well-being to ensure ours. They are truly superheroes to us.”
From the New England Patriots:
The healthcare superheroes will depart from Boston Logan Airport the morning of Sunday, Feb. 7. The guests will arrive and board the Patriots plane from the very same hangar that received the plane filled with 1.2 million respirator masks on April 2, 2020. Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft will then greet these superheroes upon arrival at Tampa International Airport. Once in Tampa, they will attend the NFL TikTok Tailgate concert, followed by the Super Bowl. They will return to Boston on the Patriots team plane after the game, arriving back at Gillette Stadium to complete their rewarding and memorable day.