Maine health care staff honored for COVID-19, coronavirus work

Cathy Bean, supervisor of medical and neighborhood health services for Northern Light-weight Property Care &

Cathy Bean, supervisor of medical and neighborhood health services for Northern Light-weight Property Care & Hospice, was between the 76 health care personnel flown to Tampa Bay.

BOSTON, Massachusetts — 76 vaccinated health care personnel, including four from Maine, traveled to Tremendous Bowl LV in fashion. 

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft introduced Tuesday that the staff would fly the chosen health care “superheroes” in the Patriots staff aircraft to Tampa Bay for an all-expenditures-paid out journey, which involves:

  • A ticket to the game
  • A law enforcement escort from Gillette Stadium to Logan Airport 
  • An special ticket to the NFL TikTok Tailgate live performance headlined by Miley Cyrus
  • A two-evening complimentary lodge stay 
  • A Patriots reward bag
  • A $100 VISA present card to devote at Raymond James Stadium 
  • Ground transportation in Tampa

Cathy Bean, supervisor of scientific and group health solutions for Northern Gentle Dwelling Care & Hospice, was among the team partaking in the nicely-deserved entertaining, as was Lisa Eire — a registered nurse at RiverRidge Center in Kennebunk.

Below are some photos Bean posted prior to departure:


Bean also posted images of a letter individually resolved to her from the Krafts, as well as a swag bag that was waiting around for her on the airplane. The swag bag includes a Patriots winter hat, a Patriots mask, a Patriots ballcap, a duplicate of, “The Dynasty,” by Jeff Benedict, hand sanitizer, and a poncho.

Connected: Four Maine health care personnel traveling to Tremendous Bowl LV on Patriots plane

It appears the aircraft touched down in Tampa Bay all over 1:45 p.m.

On Saturday, the Patriots posted images to Twitter showing a new decal additional to the plane to advertise the COVID-19 vaccine, which reads, “When it is your flip, take the shot. Get vaccinated.”

Connected: ‘Get Vaccinated’ decal included to Patriots aircraft ahead of Tremendous Bowl flight

Here is some much more data on the Maine health care staff picked for the journey:

  • Cathy Bean, Manager of Medical and Group Health Expert services Northern Light House Care & Hospice: Cathy Bean, who was not long ago honored by the Home Treatment & Hospice Alliance of Maine with its Distinguished Services Award, has been on the frontlines, serving to to consider treatment of Maine’s most susceptible and underserved. For far more than a 10 years, she has been the leader in coordinating the influenza vaccination initiatives in educational institutions, corporations, homeless shelters and migrant communities. When the pandemic took keep, she used her encounter to structure and stand up COVID-19 tests web pages and to create a daily COVID screening procedure for all those residing at numerous homeless shelters and quarantine places. She is also placing that knowledge to use now producing COVID-19 vaccination web-sites. She also serves as the Chair of the Cumberland District Public Health Council exactly where she is integral in fighting inequity to develop equivalent entry to health care throughout the county and state.
  • Lisa Ireland, Registered Nurse at RiverRidge Heart: Lisa Eire is a registered nurse at RiverRidge Center the place she has been on the frontlines through the pandemic. She generally is effective just about every working day of the 7 days, throughout multiple shifts, executing hundreds of COVID-19 checks on other frontline team and sufferers. She also serves as the infection prevention and handle leader for RiverRidge.
  • Patrick Keaney, Pulmonary Doctor at Mid Coastline Medical center: Dr. Patrick Keaney is a pulmonary physician at Mid Coastline Hospital exactly where he has been key to the organization’s COVID-19 planning and reaction efforts. As the pandemic took maintain, Dr. Keaney took on the dual function of caring for all COVID-19-good patients at Mid Coast Medical center during the very first a number of weeks of the pandemic even though also serving tirelessly as just one of the hospital’s sources of data about the ailment. For 6 straight months devoid of a crack, he arrived every early morning to care for unwell people, share the latest data on treatment solutions, and supply text of encouragement to those all-around him.
  • Joe Looper, Crisis Office Nurse at Mercy Medical center: Joe Looper serves as a Licensed Crisis Nurse at Mercy Medical center wherever he has been on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, caring for Maine people. He has also received his Trauma Nurse certification and is a Simple Everyday living Assistance instructor by means of the American Red Cross. In addition to caring for emergency room people, he is also a member of the Maine Countrywide Guard, has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and has been awarded the Military Accomplishment Medal twice, the Condition Security Award, Valorous Device Award, Combat Medical Badge, Army Commendation Medal and Military Achievement Award.