Northwell Hospital in New York is giving its staff some extra time off and a $2,5000 bonus. It is the largest company in New York with 23 operating hospitals.
The extra benefits are for frontline healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists. People in housekeeping and the environmental cleaning services, corporate staff and those helping patients outside of the hospital also received the benefits.
Since it is one of the largest companies around 45,000 workers will be eligible for this. Northwell hospitals are located on Long Island, Manhattan and Queens.
Yesterday they discharged 6,100 patients who had originally had the coronavirus.
In a statement, the President and CEO of Northwell, Michael Dowling said: "Our dedicated staff's response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been nothing short of heroic. Thanks to the courage and commitment of our front line caregivers, we answered the call in service to the patients and communities who entrust us with their care.”
This story was originally published by LAD Bible