Video: Chris Evans gives heartfelt thanks to staff members at a local hospital

The actor, who has close ties to Concord and grew up in Sudbury, recorded a message for the hospital where his niece and nephews were born.

First, it was Steve Carell. Now, Chris Evans is sharing his thanks for the doctors and nurses at a Concord hospital working during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video released Friday, Evans thanked the staff of Emerson Hospital in Concord, the same hospital Carell thanked a little more than a week ago.

“Hey everyone at  Emerson Hospital, Chris Evans here,” Evans said in the video. “I just wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone. The doctors, the nurses, the entire staff over there, for all of your efforts during this COVID nightmare.”

Evans, whose mother helps run a theater in Concord and who grew up in nearby Sudbury, mentioned his ties to Emerson in the video.

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“Emerson is one of my hometown hospitals,” Evans said. “My niece and two nephews were born there. You guys have always been so fantastic, and I am just so deeply appreciative of your tireless efforts. Your commitment, your courage, your strength. We all need it so much right now, and it really does mean the world. So thank you, keep it up, stay strong. We hope for a speedy end to this virus so you guys can get back to your families. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Christine Schuster, the president and CEO of Emerson Hospital, thanked Captain America for giving a boost to her staff.

“All of the support for Emerson from the entire community has brightened our spirits during the pandemic,” Schuster said in an emailed statement. “We are thrilled to receive Chris Evans’ message. It gave our staff a tremendous boost knowing that America’s Superhero is on our team.”

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