Actor John Krasinski Spreads 'Some Good News' at BIDMC

BIDMC Contributor

APRIL 13, 2020

The Newton native interviewed BIDMC staff for his popular YouTube series and arranged for an unexpected trip to Fenway Park and other surprises.

BIDMC Healthcare Heroes at Fenway Park, April 2020
BIDMC staff make a surprise visit to Fenway Park arranged by actor John Krasinski and the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox and actor John Krasinski teamed up to give BIDMC staff on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic some welcome good news.

In Sunday night's episode of his YouTube series Some Good News, Krasinski, a Newton native, honored health care heroes and treated BIDMC staff members to a string of surprises.

First, Krasinski met the group of BIDMC nurses, respiratory and pharmacy staff through an unexpected Zoom meeting and thanked them for their hard work. Red Sox legend David Ortiz soon joined the call as well. From there, the group took a duck boat to Fenway Park, where they each threw out a ceremonial first pitch to commemorate the start of baseball season.

Before the first pitch, the center field screen played videos of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and members of the Red Sox, applauding the work of our healthcare heroes.

Afterward, the group ran the bases with Krasinski and soaked in the experience of being at the historic park.

Participating in the surprise were Joe Previtera, Director, Respiratory Therapy; Lindsey Duphiney, RN, Stoneman 8; Chelsey Hussey, RN, Emergency Department; Christine Huynh, Central Pharmacy Manager and Justina Girgis: Critical Care Pharmacist.

"This experience was so wonderful and it was so kind," says Hussey. "The support has been so awesome. It's been hard but it's good to know everyone is looking out for us."

Check out this very special episode of Some Good News. Krasinski launched the popular YouTube series as a way to highlight positive moments during this challenging time.

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