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Hospital News

Reid Rehab fall prevention class helps patient say goodbye to walker (7-22-2014)
Linda Gaddis isn’t planning to go dancing any time soon, but thanks to a specialized exercise class called Fallproof™, she is walking with a lot more confidence lately.

Reid to host presentation July 21 about the link between nutrition and cancer (7-16-2014)
A free presentation at noon Monday, July 21, at Reid will feature information about the link between nutrition and cancer. Presenter Jeevan Sekhar, M.D., an oncologist at Reid Cancer Center, will help participants understand how a healthy diet can provide a strong defense against cancer.

New director named for Reid Wound Healing Center (7-16-2014)
Amber Blevins, RN, of Hagerstown, is the new director of Reid’s Wound Healing Center.

Reid Café at Twelve Hundred launches revamped pizza (7-15-2014)
Reid’s Café at Twelve Hundred has launched major improvements to its pizzas starting Tuesday, July 15.

Heart Association grant to fund Reid heart healthy cooking program (7-11-2014)
An American Heart Association grant will fund a new heart-healthy cooking program for Wayne County viewers on Whitewater Community Television. The one-year Community Innovation Grant from the American Heart Association for 2014-2015 is designed to help achieve the American Heart Association’s mission: to build healthier lives, free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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Orthopedics

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.

Physician News

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.

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Event News

'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.

Ambassador of the Month

Reid’s July Ambassador is a role model (7-11-2014)
Jacki Humphrey, Reid’s July Ambassador, has been a radiology technician at Reid for almost 22 years. Jacki attended Miami University and is a graduate of Reid’s School of Radiologic Technology.

Reid’s June Ambassador is a ray of sunshine (6-13-2014)
Tamika Turner, Reid’s June Ambassador, joined the Reid Oncology Center a little less than a year ago. Tamika came to Reid from IU Health Physicians were she worked on a bone marrow transplant unit. She holds a master’s degree in primary care nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a certified nurse practitioner. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Council and serves as a coordinator for a nurse practitioner Special Interest Group (SIG).

Reid’s May Ambassador has a smile for everyone (5-2-2014)
Mary Johnson, Reid’s May Ambassador, has been at Reid for over nine years in Food & Nutrition Services. She is a team member in the Café at Twelve Hundred and can be counted on to carry out just about every job assignment in that area. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and previously worked in food service at Noble Roman’s and Wendy’s.

Reid’s April Ambassador provides a breath of fresh air (4-4-2014)
Deanna Raper, Reid’s April Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for over 11 years in the Respiratory Care department. She is currently a clinical instructor for Respiratory Care and has been a respiratory therapist for 26 years. Deanna previously worked at the Children’s Hospital in Dayton, University of Kentucky Medical Hospital and McCullough-Hyde Hospital. She received her in training respiratory care from the Kettering College of Medical Arts.

Roses to Reid’s March Ambassador (3-7-2014)
Jan Smith, Reid’s March Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for over six years. She is the office manager for Reid’s Wound Healing Center. Jan came to Reid following a 16-year career as a buyer for Hill’s Floral Products.

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Volunteer of the Month

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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