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Innovative dry needling therapy brings ‘incredible’ pain relief (4-22-2014)
David Campbell injured his back at work in 2010. Since then, he’s had two spine surgeries and multiple epidural steroid injections, gone to physical therapy, done stretching exercises, taken pain medication and kept his weight at a healthy level. Despite all that, pain was making it almost impossible for David to function.

Free cancer screening April 22 to accept walk-ins (4-21-2014)
Organizers of a free oral, head and neck cancer screening scheduled Tuesday, April 22, say there is still room for walk-ins provided attendees don’t mind perhaps having to wait for an open spot.

Reid hosts presentation about healthy spirituality April 21 (4-18-2014)
Community members are invited to a presentation about spiritual well-being on Monday, April 21, from noon to 1 p.m. Presenter Jon Hudnall, Reid chaplain, will help participants understand the importance of spiritual balance and how to achieve it in their lives.

Healthcare Decisions Day: Talk about end-of-life care (4-16-2014)
Wednesday, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day -- a time to encourage everyone to think and talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.

VHA recognizes Reid for safety, quality (4-14-2014)
Reid received two awards this month from VHA Central for efforts on quality and safety.

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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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Ambassador of the Month

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.

February Ambassador CAREs to the marrow of her bones (2-7-2014)
Carrie Miles, Reid’s February Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for 14 years. She started her career at Reid in the lab and moved to the LEAN department two years ago as a facilitator. Carrie graduated from Ball State University with a degree in medical technology and earned her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan in 2009.

January Ambassador fills the CARE prescription (1-10-2014)
Matthew Bailey, Reid’s January Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for ten years as a pharmacist in the Reid Pharmacy. Matt graduated from Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy in 2007. He started his career at Reid while he was a student at Purdue.

December Ambassador radiates enthusiasm (12-14-2013)
Heather Towns, Reid’s December Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for 14 years as a sonographer with the radiology department and is currently the untrasound supervisor. Heather is a graduate of Reid’s Radiology school and the Pima Medical School for Ultrasound in Tucson, Arizona.

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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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