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Ambassador of the Month

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June Ambassador has contagious attitude (6-18-2013)
Amber York, Reid’s June Ambassador, has been a Reid team member since 2008. She works in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) and has been a charge nurse for the last three years. Amber earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Ivy Tech in 2007 and is working on a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University East. She was recently honored with a 2013 Nurse Excellence Award.

May Ambassador has experience, enthusiasm and empathy (5-3-2013)
Debbie Richardson, Reid’s May Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for over 24 years and a 5-North nurse for 23. Five-North was known as the L-6 nursing unit prior to Reid’s move to 1100 Reid Parkway. Debbie works on the unit as a first shift charge nurse. She earned her ASN degree from Indiana University East in 1989 and her BSN in 2008. She was honored with a Nurse Excellence Award in 2012.

April Ambassador glows with enthusiasm (4-5-2013)
Becky Fisher, Reid’s April Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for over 17 years and a radiology nurse for six. Prior to joining the radiology team, Becky worked for 11 years on L-3 at the 1401 hospital building. She now administers medications to patients and monitors their recovery after radiology procedures such as ultrasound biopsies and MRIs. Co-workers note her enthusiasm for her work and her comforting approach with patients. “Her cheerfulness is a comfort to all who work with her and to the radiology patients for whom she cares,” said a physician. “Becky is caring, compassionate and treats every patient like they are the only patient she is going to have the entire day,” said a team member.

March Ambassador monitors heart of the CCU (3-8-2013)
Ben Bratton, Reid’s March Ambassador, has shared his expertise with Reid for over two years. As a monitor technician on the Critical Care Unit, Ben alerts clinical staff to any changes in a patient’s heart rhythm. Peers note Ben’s positive attitude, enthusiasm and willingness to help wherever needed. “His attitude and enthusiasm are contagious,” said a co-worker. “Ben is always smiling and pleasant. He often will do extra work when he knows the staff nurses on the floor are busy,” said another.

February Ambassador practices what she teaches (2-8-2013)
Shara Short, Reid’s February Ambassador, has shared her smile and nursing expertise for over 30 years. Having served on Reid nursing units for 25 years, Shara joined the Education Department five years ago. She now teaches CPR and VOICE skills and provides orientation to new clinical staff. Shara volunteers for many Reid activities including ReidRide, Shoes for Kids, Relay for Life and the Reid Olympics.

January Ambassador infused with C.A.R.E. principles (1-11-2013)
Blayne Laswell has been named Reid’s January Ambassador. A three year employee, she started her Reid career with the gero and adult psychiatric unit and is now a patient care tech in the IV Infusion area of the Patient Care Center.

Ambassador is someone you can LEAN on (12-14-2012)
The December Ambassador is described as always helpful, full of energy and as having a terrific sense of humor— attributes that are not always easy to project when one is a LEAN facilitator such as Craig Towns.

Ambassador makes a difference in people’s lives (11-2-2012)
“A role model.” “Makes a difference in the ED.” “Radiates a caring, friendly, enthusiastic demeanor every day.” These are just a few of the statements made in support of Reid Hospital’s November Ambassador, Tara McCreary.

Ambassador treats everyone like family (10-5-2012)
Jenny Schepis has been named the October Ambassador by Reid Hospital. Jenny is a third shift patient care tech/clerk on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit. A native of Darke County, Ohio, she has worked at Reid since July 2011. Jenny has over nine years of health care experience and has been pursuing a degree in nursing for three years.

Ambassador cooks up patient care (9-7-2012)
Adam Eikenberry has been named the September Ambassador by Reid Hospital. Adam is a third shift respiratory therapist. A native of Englewood, Ohio, he came to Reid in 2010 after completing respiratory training at Sinclair Community College.

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