Mt. Sinai workers honored at US Open for fighting on front line of pandemic

A Westchester resident is doing their part to help the US Open go on despite the ongoing pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Sep 11, 2020, 5:10 PM

Updated 1,356 days ago

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A Westchester resident is doing their part to help the US Open go on despite the ongoing pandemic.
Juliet Stewart-Wood, a Tarrytown resident and ball person for the US Open, says this year she gets to see a lot of the interaction between the players and their coaches.

In addition to her duties as a ball person, Stewart-Wood and others, are serving as a "thank you" to hundreds of hospital workers who have been in the front lines in the fight against coronavirus.

The names of front-line workers like Dr. Kadrea Jackson, of Mt. Sinai Hospital, appear on the back of each ball person's shirt.

The US Open, Ralph Lauren and Mt. Sinai collaborated to ensure hospital workers would be recognized. They held a lottery of about 700 workers in the hospital system and 150 were selected.

"To know and be recognized was such a great honor, it really was," says pediatric nurse Kasey Carra.



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