Drew Barrymore has a copy of The Bayside Times. (Screenshot via YouTube)
It is not every day that a printed publication appears on television.
In the January 14 episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show,” the Bayside Times got a shoutout for its cover story in a December issue about a Forest Hills nurse who got a makeover at home thanks to her famous host.
“We’re on the front page of the Bayside Times today, and as you can see, we love magazines, newspapers, magazines. Here I am in the New York State Bayside Times on the front page. You have no idea what an honor this is for me. , thank you, ”Barrymore said at the end of Drew’s News section of the show.
Back in November 2021, Victoria Osei, a nurse at LIJ Forest Hills, was surprised with a renovation of her Uniondale home, which included a new kitchen and upgrades to the living room and dining room. The revelation was aired in an episode of Barrymore’s morning talk show.
Osei’s director at the hospital reached out to the show’s producers, who were looking for nurses to give back to the community.
In addition to her role as assistant nurse manager working with the sick and elderly, Osei was a senior nurse when her unit was transformed into a COVID floor in the spring of 2020.
Outside of work, the registered nurse participates in food and clothing driving at First Presbyterian Church of New Town and New Life Community Center in Elmhurst.
After retiring, Osei said she dreams of opening a clinic in her native Ghana, where she emigrated from to the United States in 1978.
Fast forward to 9 minutes and 20 seconds to see the shoutout.
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