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After heart surgery, life returns to normal for New Castle man (12-12-2014)Take it from Bud Martin—when normal activities wear you out, it’s probably time to make an appointment with your doctor. If Bud hadn’t followed that advice in early 2014, he might not be alive today to tell his story.
Reid presentation December 15 about hospice care (12-10-2014)Hospice care is the featured topic at the next My Reid Wellness Update, a free continuing series at Reid Hospital. Presenters Cathy Hale, RN, and David DeSantis, M.D., will talk about hospice—what it is, how it works and the many ways in which it benefits patients and families.
Reid Community Benefit grants almost $60,000 to area groups (12-3-2014)Six community organizations in the region are the recipients of almost $60,000 in Reid Community Benefit grants approved for the third quarter, including programs that help youth activities, feed the needy and promote education.
Reid stats indicate flu season peak may be this weekend (12-3-2014)A Reid physician’s predictions about this year’s flu season and a peak this coming weekend still appears to be on track, based on the latest statistics.
Reid again honored for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group (12-2-2014)In its latest hospital safety scores, The Leapfrog Group has again honored Reid with an “A” grade. This is the fourth time in a row that Reid has received the group’s top score in patient safety. The Leapfrog Group is an independent industry watchdog.
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Reid Orthopedic Center celebrates open house, Healthgrades award (5-21-2014)The Reid Orthopedic Center team celebrated its $7.7 million expansion this week with a chamber ribbon cutting and news that its program is among the highest rated in Indiana by Healthgrades for total knee replacement.
Donated lights to help babies at Kenya Hospital (4-18-2014)Old equipment donated this week by Reid’s Mother-Baby Care Unit will help prevent brain damage and possibly save lives of babies at a Kenya hospital.
Bertschland Family Practice to join Reid Physician Associates (10-24-2013)Bertschland Family Practice Clinic in Cambridge City is joining Reid Physician Associates on Oct. 28. As part of this change, the practice will be renamed Cambridge City Family Medicine. But the staff, including family physician James R. Bertsch, D.O., and Nurse Practitioner Ramona Orschell, will remain in place and continue to provide primary medical care for patients of all ages.
Family practice physician is 2013 Humanity in Medicine winner (10-7-2013)Andrew Deitsch, M.D., accepted the 2013 Paul S. Rhoads Humanity in Medicine award in a special dinner and presentation Saturday evening.
Reid ER doctor recognized by IU School of Medicine students (5-24-2013)Michael Smith, M.D., a staff physician in the Reid Hospital emergency department, was recently named “Preceptor of the Year” by fourth-year students at Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute. Dr. Smith is one of hundreds of physicians in the state participating in the school’s clinical clerkship program.
Reid nurses honored during annual celebration (5-20-2011)Reid Hospital recognized 10 nurses during the 2011 Nurses Week Celebration and Nursing Excellence Awards presentation.
'Muddy Boots and Happy Smiles' honors nature, people who serve (5-10-2014)The boots were indeed muddy, and the smiles were plenty Saturday at Reid Orthopedic Center.
And one of the widest grins may have been from Reid Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Carl Wooldridge, one of the main organizers for an event designed to promote and honor people who serve others and the healing benefits of nature.
Positive attitude noted in Reid’s December Ambassador (12-12-2014)Amy Thompson, Reid’s December Ambassador, has worked at Reid as an LPN since 2010. She worked in Psychiatric Services her first year then moved to the float pool. Amy discovered her passion for health care right after high school when she worked as a nursing assistant with special needs children. She completed practical nurse training at Ivy Tech in 2009 and plans to continue her nursing education once her children are in school.
Reid’s November Ambassador exemplifies compassion (11-14-2014)Lindsay Skaggs, Reid’s November Ambassador, has worked in the Psychiatric Services department for three years. She started as a patient care technician while she finished a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Indiana University East. She is now an activity therapist and is a junior in the IU East nursing program. Lindsay became interested in working with psychiatric patients after her father was diagnosed with dementia. He passed away last month, at age 59, due to the effects of the disease.
Patients first for Reid’s October Ambassador (10-3-2014)Tammie Angeles, Reid’s October Ambassador, has worked in Reid’s Cancer Center for two years. Her job as a an oncology social worker puts her in direct, close contact with patients and their families — a perfect fit for someone who considers helping people her calling. Tammie completed a bachelor’s degree in social work from IU East and a master’s degree in the field from IUPUI. She started her career about 17 years ago working in hospice programs and doing medical social work.
Family is central for Reid’s September Ambassador (9-5-2014)Ashley Trent, Reid’s September Ambassador, has worked in the Material Services department her entire eight year career at Reid. She started in Reid’s warehouse as an inventory control clerk in 2006. She moved from the warehouse to the dock and then became a buyer in 2009. Ashley became the support staff supervisor in 2013.
Enthusiasm is key for Reid’s August Ambassador (8-8-2014)Jared Dunlap, Reid’s August Ambassador, has worked the night shift in Reid’s Critical Care Unit for two years. He completed his ASN degree with Ivy Tech in Muncie and is working on his BSN. Jared joined Reid in 2009 as a third-shift tray passer for Food & Nutrition Services and secured a clinical position on 4 East in 2010. He moved to the Critical Care Unit in 2012 and is now a charge nurse.
December volunteer part of Reid sister act (12-13-2013)December’s Volunteer of the Month, Edna Pittman, has logged over 1,000 hours of service since 2006. Edna devotes her volunteer time to the Emergency Room. She is retired from Anchor Glass in Winchester after over 36 years with the company. Edna has four sisters who are also Reid volunteers— Bonnie Kenworthy, Ruth Haskett, Carolyn Schwab and Esther Mock. She has two brothers and one is a former Reid volunteer. Edna’s family also includes her son and grandson. She enjoys reading, playing golf, traveling, watching old cowboy movies and spending time with her family and church, Chapelwood Baptist in Winchester.
November volunteer is a Reid retiree (11-1-2013)November’s Volunteer of the Month, Janice Brook, has served in the surgery waiting area and at the Information Desk since 2009. She has logged over 1,300 volunteer hours at Reid. She knows the hospital well since she is a retired Reid nurse having worked in the Cardiac Cath Lab, the Patient Care Center and Endoscopy. Janice volunteers for overseas mission trips through her church. And, with the American Red Cross, she has traveled to Maripos, California, and Stuttgart, Germany on mission trips.
October volunteer logs over 2,000 hours in three departments (10-4-2013)October’s Volunteer of the Month, Joyce Melling, has worked in the Emergency Department, the Cancer Center and at the Information Desk since 2004. She has logged over 2,000 volunteer hours at Reid. Joyce is a past president of Altrusa and is currently the president of Melling Electric. She has also served as a volunteer with Cape Coral Hospital in Florida.
September volunteer logs over 950 hours in ER (9-6-2013)September’s Volunteer of the Month, Ray Dubois, has donated his time as an Emergency Room Angel since 2009 — putting in over 950 hours of volunteer time. A Navy veteran, Ray is retired after a 40 year career in Cleveland, Ohio, with the plastic colorants industry, Ray is happy to now call Richmond home. “I have lived in many states,” said Ray, “but I settled down in Richmond because of the people. It is the greatest place to be.”
August volunteer flies through mailroom duties (8-9-2013)Reid’s volunteer of the month for August, Dennis Farmer, has been assisting in the mailroom since 2007. Dennis retired from the United States Air Force after a 20-year career and lives in Richmond. When not volunteering at Reid, Dennis keeps fit by running.
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