Local health care heroes enjoy draft day adventure

4 Baptist Health employee Jags superfans rewarded after difficult year with trip to Cleveland for NFL draft

Four Baptist health care heroes are in Cleveland for draft day! It’s an all-expense-paid trip for their dedication to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All four are big Jags fans and they have their eye on Trevor Lawrence! The Baptist employees who are now in Cleveland could NOT believe they were chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

It’s all cat print for operating room nurse Terell Reglin. Even her lead apron to protect her from radiology as well as her scrub cap are decked out in cat print!

Reglin is one of the Baptist health care heroes in Cleveland for draft day. She’s a Jaguars season ticket holder.

“Super excited -- it’s such an amazing opportunity, especially after a challenging year,” Reglin said. “It feels so great to be gifted with such an experience.”

Not only giving her a break from all she’s endured during the pandemic but allowing her to kick back and have some fun!

“Oh my God, I was so excited I couldn’t believe,” said Kip Deckerhoff, executive director of accreditation and magnet for Baptist Health.

Deckerhoff is also in Cleveland! He’s hoping: “That we get some great talent and we get some competitive players and help our team improve.”

Rechele Green is the Baptist Health clinical resource coordinator in the operating room.

“I cannot wait to see what kind of team we build this year,” said Green.

David Morrell is the lead chaplain at Beaches Medical Center. He was also selected.

“Like, Who, me? What? How did that happen? I have no idea. I was totally excited. Lifelong since ’95 Jags fan, and I couldn’t believe I was going to go when they had the first pick,” said Morrell.

Morrell told News4Jax that it’s an honor and privilege to get thanked for something that you like to do.

Most of all, the four are grateful for being recognized for their hard work.

“I really want to thank Baptist and the Jags for this opportunity to be able to do this,” Reglin said. “I feel like one in a million.”

Four Baptist employees were also able to attend the Super Bowl earlier this year. At TIAA Bank Field, there’s a whole section for Baptist employees and all have been vaccinated.


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