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Pictured (top right) on the front cover of Nursing Spectrum is Lynnel Rosier, RN, BSN, ONC, a direct care nurse at Vanguard MacNeal Hospital. She was honored for her nursing work in both Sri Lanka and aboard the African Mercy Ship.
Ever humble. Rosier thanked her colleagues for supporting her community service efforts.
"I want to acknowledge my peers and thank my manager for giving me so much time off to do community service," she said.
From the victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka to patients aboard the African Mercy Ship. Rosier's actions have helped patients around the globe.
Yet, in spite of her world travel, Rosier found inspiration close to home during the Nursing Spectrum gala.
"Being here and hearing what these people do, it's just amazing to be in a room with peers who do so much," she said.
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Bob Austell, RN, Emergency Department Nurse, spent a week in Haiti working with nurses and doctors from around the globe at what was left of Sacred Heart Hospital in Port au Prince after the devastating earthquake. He described what he and his fellow medical professionals practiced as "jungle medicine," with no standard of care or procedures and protocols, making do with very limited supplies and an overwhelming number of patients. He estimated that the team treated more than 500 people a day, most suffering from wounds, fractures, burns, infections, malnutrition and dehydration.