Congratulations to Aaron Lane, one of the unit clerical associates serving the Neurocritical Care Unit on the 10th floor of the Critical Care Tower, for being nominated and selected as one of this quarter's BUCK-I Award winners!

The Bringing the Utmost Care and Kindness to Individual patients (BUCK-I) Award recognizes Health System ancillary nursing staff (non-RNs who report to a nurse manager) for extraordinary acts of compassionate care they demonstrate in their work with patients. Winners of this award are known for exemplifying the mission, vision and values of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and truly making a connection with the patient and family through trust and emotional support, often going above and beyond the call of duty. Learn more about the BUCK-I Award here.

"An adult intensive care unit was admitting a child who lived in foster care and had significant learning disabilities. An adult unit is not equipped to meet all the needs of a child. We do not have a warm inviting environment and beyond television we do not have toys or other activities to keep a patient entertained. Aaron instantly went to work reaching out to all resources to find some type of comfort for this patient and activities to help entertain this child during their stay. He was able to locate toys, coloring pages and a fuzzy warm whale toy to help ease the scary stay in an unknown environment for this child. The nursing staff was grateful for his help because this allowed us to be able to connect with this child and provide some items of comfort. Aaron truly is an asset to our community. Without his initiative this patient may not have felt safe and comfortable in a sterile environment of an ICU. He goes above and beyond for not only staff but also patients and families." -Amanda Rupard, BSN, RN, 10 CCT Neuro ICU

Do you know of a staff member deserving of the BUCK-I Award? Nominations are accepted quarterly. Submit a nomination.

Contact Colleen Gains at Colleen.Gains@osumc.edu with any questions.

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