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Insurance information offered at Dec. 4 screening event (12-3-2013)Reid Hospital patient advocates and regional insurance experts will be available at an insurance information open house event from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the 600 East Main building in downtown Richmond.
Reid recognized as an Emergency Center of Excellence (11-26-2013)Reid Hospital has been recognized as an Emergency Center of Excellence by Emergency Excellence, an organization specializing in emergency department benchmarking. Emergency Excellence developed the award in response to the 2006 Institute of Medicine’s call for emergency department improvement and to motivate emergency care providers to achieve a higher standard of quality.
Reid Wound Healing Center expands Richmond facility (11-20-2013)The Reid Wound Healing Center recently doubled the size of its facility at 1380 Chester Blvd. in Richmond to meet the growing need for this specialized type of care in the region.
Reid host two special events in November about diabetes (11-6-2013)Two upcoming events at Reid Hospital will provide support and information for people with diabetes, as well as a dash of excitement thanks to an appearance by IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball, who has been living with Type 1 diabetes since 2007.
Reid to celebrate expanded parking, new wellness trail (11-4-2013)A ribbon-cutting and celebration Tuesday, Nov. 5, will mark the completion of an additional parking lot and a new wellness trail on the Reid campus.
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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.
Psychiatrist joins Reid staff (7-28-2010)Mehtab A. Khan, M.D., has joined Reid Hospital & Health Care Services and will support the hospital’s Adult Psychiatric and Geropsychiatric departments.
October Ambassador has a passion for service (10-4-2013)Brian Haviland, Reid’s October Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for six years in the Engineering Department. Brian serves as a first responder in the Medical Office Building and the Outpatient Care Center. As a first responder, Brian is a jack of all trades, handling heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and many other maintenance issues. Prior to coming to Reid, Brian was a maintenance tech at the Green Tokai auto parts plant in Brookville, Ohio for 10 years — a job which required Brian to make several trips to Japan.
September Ambassador doesn’t just kid around (9-6-2013)Megan Smith, Reid’s September Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for 11 years. She is a pediatric physical therapist with Rehabilitation Services. Megan earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Indiana University-Purdue University in 2002. She started working at Reid that same year and has been the pediatric coordinator for a little over a year.
August Ambassador exhibits user friendly traits (8-9-2013)Monty Hunt, Reid’s August Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for nearly four years. He is a system analyst with the Information Services department, providing technical support to pharmacy, the Mother-Baby Care Unit, Rehabilitation Services and the Acute Rehab Unit. Monty earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wright State University in 1992. He came to Reid after a 17 year career with NCR.
July Ambassador is a glowing inspiration (7-12-2013)Lorri Artman, Reid’s July Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for over 27 years. She works in Radiology and has been an MRI tech for 20 years. Lorri earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1982 and graduated from Reid’s School of Radiologic Technology in 1987.
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.
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.
July volunteer at Reid for over a half-century (7-12-2013)July’s Volunteer of Month, Martha Harris, has been affiliated with Reid for over 50 years. She worked as nurse at Reid for 46 years. Martha acquired her RN degree from the Miami Valley Nursing School in 1962. She worked at Reid on L-6, Jenkins Hall, home care and Reid-ANC. She retired in 2008 and immediately began volunteering for her former employer. She always loved flower arranging so making floral arrangements that are sold in Reid’s Ginkgo Boutique was a perfect fit.
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