Ochsner hosts free concert to salute healthcare workers

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) – You’ve seen healthcare tributes from all around the world. but this one is unlike any other.

Case Rappelet a physician’s assistant at Ochsner Hospital was among several of the healthcare workers treated to a free concert and a batch of pastalya on the house

“It’s awesome. I’m out here with some of my nurses and they enjoyed the relaxation the music and the food,” Rappelet says.

Case Rappelet a physician’s assistant at Ochsner Hospital was among several of the healthcare workers treated to a free concert and a batch of pastalya on the house. Rappelet says the music and the food were both a much needed break from the pandemic raging on inside hospital walls.

“The citizens getting sick so quick and we just never skipped a beat you know,” Rappelet says. “We went into overdrive.”

Today, Rappelet and all his other colleagues were acknowledged for their sacrifice and hard work. the music, the food were all ideas put into motion by Clifton Brown and the Rusty Bucket Band, with the ring leader being Clifton Brown, the lead singer.

“We have a worldwide pandemic going on, I mean this is something very serious going on. They could have easily walked out the door and said we don’t want anything to do with this, but they didnt and that takes a lot,” Brown says.

A first responder with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department, Brown knows first hand how hard caring for others can be. So in three weeks brown and his band mates put together sponsors the could make the food and the concert possible.

“To go up to somebody and provide them a lunch and just say thank you it just makes me feel great.”

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