Journeys, Spring 2013

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ON THE COVER: Stacey Stewart, RN, helped use iPads to link new mother Kelly Steeby, who was in the intensive care unit, with her baby Greyson in the neonatal intensive care unit.




INTENSIVE CARING AT BRYAN Teamwork and technology help family bond at Bryan


NEW AT BRYAN Thanks to FAST Technique, they’re enjoying life again

10 BRYAN HEART New heart cath approach saves Lana 12 BRYAN FOUNDATION We’ve much to celebrate at Bryan! Profile of David and Linda Sundberg 15 COMMUNITY BENEFITS REPORT 18 MEDICAL STAFF SPOTLIGHT Ask the doctor: Do I need a hospitalist?

More than 400 honor trauma survivors and their heroes

20 MEDICAL STAFF UPDATE 22 IN SERVICE TO THE WORLD From Lincoln to Rwanda, they share skills and compassion 25 IN SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY Bryan and Lincoln Public Schools give them a VOICE 28 BRYAN COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES Coming home to a whole new future We remember nursing school leaders 32 COLLEGE ALUMNI NEWS 33 BRYAN STERLING CONNECTION 34 CRETE AREA MEDICAL CENTER Ann redefines service as volunteer, Board member, friend

Innovative treatments bring patients back from death It takes innovative and aggressive treatments to save critically injured patients, and that’s just what the Nebraska Trauma System and Bryan Trauma Center celebrated April 4 at the 2013 Tribute to Trauma Champions. Page 39 has a recap. You can see the inspiring stories of survivors Derek Stromp of Greeley and Adam Koenig of Lincoln!

36 VOLUNTEERS & CUSTOMER CARE Trajectory takes Jordan from volunteering to med school 38 BRYAN LIFEPOINTE 39 TRIBUTE TO TRAUMA CHAMPIONS 40 ACHIEVEMENTS



Statesman William Jennings Bryan, one of the original benefactors of Bryan Health, said:

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“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” Journeys tells our story of how Bryan chooses to achieve. This free publication is mailed quarterly to our employees, physicians, volunteers and the communities we serve.

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Bryan Foundation 1600 S. 48th St. Lincoln, NE 68506

Kimberly Russel President & CEO, Bryan Health John Woodrich President & COO, Bryan Medical Center John Trapp, MD Chief of Staff, Bryan Medical Staff Bob Ravenscroft Vice President of Advancement Edgar Bumanis Director of Public Relations Paul Hadley Editor