The New England Patriots and the Kraft family have invited a select group of vaccinated health care heroes from Mass General Brigham to be their guests at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday, February 7. Jason Pereira, head of Security at McLean Hospital, will be representing our hospital at Raymond James Stadium.
“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 health care 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 health care 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.”
Heroic Efforts in Trying Times
Pereira has been a frontline fixture at McLean for more than four years, working with staff and patients daily. He and his team are responsible for a wide variety of duties at McLean, largely related to maintaining the safety of patients, staff, and visitors and monitoring the security and safety of McLean buildings and the property therein.
“Jason has been on the front line since the start of the pandemic,” said Andy Healy, director McLean’s Facilities Department. “He is a loyal employee who can be called on 24/7, and he deserves to be part of a historic moment in Tampa.”