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Hospital News

Celebrating 75-plus years of insulin use (10-17-2014)
When Margaret Sligar was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a toddler, insulin was a brand new treatment for a disease that just a few years earlier would have typically meant death within a couple of years.

Indiana health care reform, HIP 2.0 topic of public forum Tuesday at Reid (10-16-2014)
A public information session on Medicaid and Indiana health care reform is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Lingle Auditorium at Reid.

Reid presentation Oct. 20 about breast health (10-14-2014)
Breast health is the featured topic at the next My Reid Wellness Update, a free continuing series at Reid Hospital.

Reid forms Ebola advisory team to continue ramping up disease awareness (10-10-2014)
The growing national attention and concern about the Ebola virus has been a topic and focus at Reid Hospital for several weeks, Reid officials said. And now the team has implemented an “Ebola Technical Advisory Group” as an additional precaution.

Reid names new director of Health Information Management (10-9-2014)
Julie Morrison of Richmond is the new Director of Health Information Management at Reid Hospital.

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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.

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

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.

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).

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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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