NFL Super Bowl Surprise for SMH Patient Care Team

Friday, January 22, 2021


The patient care team from 5 Waldemere Tower at Sarasota Memorial was the first group of frontline healthcare heroes to be invited by the NFL to Super Bowl LV!  
The team, who work on one of our busiest COVID-19 units, heard a few weeks ago that health care workers would be honored at the Super Bowl. They sent a video to the host committee asking for tickets and never knew if they’d hear back.
On Thursday, they got on a Zoom call expecting to speak to Sarasota Memorial CEO David Verinder about their COVID experiences and instead were surprised by the special invitation from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. All of the invited health care workers will have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks before the game on Feb. 7!