Amy Beverland nurse receives Pediatric Hero Award


Amy Beverland Elementary School nurse and Community Health Network employee Linda Bailey, R.N., was named a recipient of the 2016 Pediatric Hero Award by the Indiana Emergency Services for Children program.



The award is given to individuals who have provided care to the children in the areas of dispatch of emergency care, pre-hospital care, emergency and hospital care, public safety, community leadership and pediatric community advocacy work.

Bailey has been a part of the Amy Beverland Elementary staff for the past 12 years. She was nominated by Community Health Network Nursing Director Lorrie Ramsey for her clinical and relational skills displayed Jan. 26, when a school bus at Amy Beverland Elementary jumped the curb during dismissal, hitting two students and killing principal Susan Jordan.

Bailey triaged children and an adult as a first responder on the scene of the accident. Acting quickly, she cared for those injured and assisted with ensuring the safe dismissal of the school’s more than 700 students. Bailey was one of the last to leave the school that evening.

Bailey and 11 other individuals were recognized and honored as Pediatric Heroes during a breakfast hosted by IEMSC May 18 in Indianapolis.

“Hoosiers may not always realize the extraordinary things that their neighbors, colleagues and friends are doing every day to keep the children of Indiana safe,” IEMSC Director Dr. Elizabeth Weinstein stated. “The IEMSC Pediatric Heroes Breakfast is a time for us to recognize and celebrate their heroism in a public way.”

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