West Holt Medical Services Foundation is pleased to announce that a donation has been received by an anonymous donor through its Grateful Patient Program honoring April Dexter, APRN and Tracy Ludwig, RN.
Through this special program, patients and their families have a way to say “thank you” to West Holt Medical Services staff for the remarkable care they received and at the same time support an area of their choice.
In recognition of this gift, Team Leaders, Marvin Smoot and Tana O’Neill presented Dexter and Ludwig with a starfish lapel pin to wear proudly on their employee badge. A certificate of appreciation with words of thanks from their grateful patient was also given to the employees.
“I would like to say thanks to April Dexter for working me in and taking such good care of me! She is an outstanding provider. You couldn’t ask for anyone better! Thanks to Tracy Ludwig for her professional care. She goes the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable. She is an awesome nurse and can draw the ‘short straw’ every time. West Holt Medical Services should be honored to have these two as part of their staff,” shared the grateful patient.
The starfish pin represents “making a difference every day” and is based on a story of an old man who walks upon a shore littered with thousands of starfish, bleached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. “Why do you bother?” the old man scoffed. “You’re not saving enough to make a difference.” The young man thought for a moment, then picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back into the water. “Made a difference to that one” he said (Adapted from “The Star Thrower” by Loren Eiseley).
“Day in, day out, our healthcare providers share their time, medical expertise and compassion with their patients, fulfilling West Holt Medical Services’ mission to provide well-rounded family healthcare with respect and understanding for the physical and emotional needs of our North Central Nebraska communities,” shared Jessica Prussa, Marketing & Foundation Director.
To learn more about this special program, visit www.westholtmed.org or call (402) 925- 1956. Grateful patient brochures can be found throughout the facility at West Holt Medical Services.