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Grateful Patients and Beyond Expectations

Grateful Patients

Recognize a Caregiver Today

Show your appreciation and gratitude with a donation. Contact the Bryan Foundation at 402-481-8605 or make your donation online today.

Patients and families receiving care at Bryan express their gratitude in a variety of ways for their exemplary care. Their words of gratitude carry great weight to care giving staff and throughout the community. At times, grateful patients or their families wish to show their appreciation with a donation, which will help others going through similar experiences.

The Bryan Foundation helps grateful patients achieve their philanthropic wishes. Below are several stories about how grateful patient gifts have helped others during their time at Bryan.

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Young Parents Support NICU at Bryan

"When you're expecting a baby, the NICU is the last thing on your mind." Tifini and TJ Olsen were ecstatic to learn they were going to be parents.

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Giving Back the Way Dad Did

Once sober, the late Wendell Kuster wanted to give back. He gave back to his family the many good years lost while under the influence of alcohol.

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Beyond Expectations

Did a nurse, physician, staff member or volunteer go beyond your expectations to provide you or your family member excellent care? Did someone treat you with extraordinary courtesy and respect, carefully listen to you and explain things to you to help calm your fears and concerns?

If so, please take a moment to let them know by giving a Beyond Expectations recognition.

Recognizing caregivers with a note of thanks and a gift in their honor is a meaningful way to celebrate their work and your care. We will deliver the note and recognize your caregiver with a pin that signifies he or she has been honored for going beyond expectations. It means a great deal to hear from you – to know we were there in your time of need.

Make a gift in honor of the caregiver whom you are recognizing. Your gift not only honors your caregivers, it also makes a difference in the lives of others.

Because Bryan Health is a locally owned and operated, non-profit health care system, gifts like yours ensure that you, your family and your neighbors continue to receive state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment from our expert, caring staff and physicians.

Thank you for your support. It was our honor to care for you.

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Daughter Recognizes Nurses and Doctors for Mother's Care

Our mother was at Bryan twice this fall. If one staff member took care of her on the first visit, they would stop in and say hi on her last visit. They made an impression with our mother as she remembered their names and some little tidbit about their lives that they had shared.

"We as a family wanted to honor the staff on 5N East. As I look at the core values of Bryan Health, at a minimum the staff cared like crazy and went the extra mile.

Our mother was at Bryan twice this fall. If one staff member took care of her on the first visit, they would stop in and say hi on her last visit. They made an impression with our mother as she remembered their names and some little tidbit about their lives that they had shared.

There are so many to recognize from Dr. Mansur and manager Kristie Boehm, to RNs and support staff. Lisa, Leslie, Janet, Tandy, Sally, Melanie, Brittney, Beth and Ali are names that come to mind. I know I’ve missed someone, so I apologize for that. Not only were you so good to her while working hard to keep her comfortable but to us family members also. As our family numbers grew you moved her to a larger room so more of us could be with her at one time.

I still have a care like crazy moment that will be with me for a long time. As I was coming into her room one afternoon it was just Mom and Beth. I could tell it was one of those moments I didn’t want to interrupt. Beth was leaning over the bed gently rubbing Mom’s forehead whispering to her. As she was saying goodbye she leaned over and kissed her forehead. Beth knew that was probably the last time she was going to see her.

Thank you all for caring like crazy!"

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Husband Honors Dr. Gardner and Caregivers

"My wife, Lila Deanna Williamson and I, Jerry Williamson, would like to say a special thanks to the Bryan East staff and Dr. Timothy Gardner for the wonderful care that was provided to my wife February 2, 2013 and the weeks following, for a complete recovery from her massive heart event.

The care provided to her during that time by Dr. Gardner and the fourth floor nurses was outstanding."

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Intensive Care Unit Recognized for Exceptional Care

The care you gave Betty Kennel was exceptional. The kind nurses and doctors made our difficult decision so much easier. Thank you again. We would name everyone individually but we hesitate because we may forget one person and we do not want to forget anyone.

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