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Angel Eye Camera Systems Allow Parents, Loved Ones to View NICU Baby Anytime

Jesse and Kay Clark delivered their first child last December at the Bryan Family Birthplace. Amelia was born 15 weeks early, weighing just over one pound and measuring 10 inches long. The family spent a lot of time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Bryan after her birth. After returning to work in Wahoo, the Clark family loved the benefits of a new technology in the Bryan NICU, called Angel Eye.

Angel Eye is a camera system that provides a live video stream to parents and loved ones so they can view their baby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“We had all kinds of fun with this new program,” said Jesse Clark, Amelia’s father. “Once I got the link, I logged in over my lunch break at work and was able to see my little love bug moving around. It made it easier to be back at my job. That’s a pretty special deal.”

Angel Eye Camera Systems use a specially designed camera that is above the baby’s basinet or isolette. Parents, family members and loved ones can login to a secure website or app from their smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to view their baby. A live video stream and one-way microphone allows them to see and talk to their newest addition. Angel Eye promotes bonding between families and their premature babies who can’t always be together.

“This is a great benefit to our families in the NICU,” said Laurie Ketterl, nurse manager for the NICU at Bryan Health. “Often times, babies are in our care for months at a time. Parents have to commute, go back to work or look after their other children. This frequently creates anxiety. Now, Angel Eye allows them to check-in on their little one at anytime from anyplace.”

Says Amelia’s mother, Kay Clark, “We sent the link to our families in Delaware and New Mexico so they can see her and watch her grow. Hands down, this is just the best place in the world we could have been.”

Angel Eye Camera Systems in the NICU at Bryan Health is possible because of generous donations from Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation.


Acklie Tower Recognizes Lead Gift to Bryan

Acklie Charitable Foundation Helps Advance Patient Care at Bryan Into Next 100 Years

Bryan Medical Center named its main inpatient care tower at Bryan East Campus the Acklie Tower in recognition of a lead gift from the Acklie Charitable Foundation to the Bryan Foundation. Of the $47 million renovation of Bryan East Campus, $8 million will be funded through donor support, including the Acklie Charitable Foundation gift. A portion of the Acklie Charitable Foundation gift is also directed to Crete Area Medical Center.

“It’s humbling to receive such a generous gift, the largest in Bryan’s history, from a family that means so much to Bryan Health and the communities we serve,” said Kim Russel, President and CEO, Bryan Health. “Duane and Phyllis Acklie have given of themselves to guide the work of Bryan Health as Board Trustees and this generosity is further testament to their commitment to others. We will honor the Acklie family’s trust in the people of Bryan by using this gift to create healing environments that will serve our patients and guests for decades to come.”

Thank You, Acklie Family Your transformational gift impacts our patients, employees and medical staff. It is an inspiration for others to make an impact in our community. We are thankful for the opportunity this presents for generations to come.

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Bryan Health Receives Grant for Community Health Endowment of Lincoln for Stop the Bleed

Bryan Health has been granted nearly $95,000 by the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) to provide Stop the Bleed training to residents of Lincoln.

“The Bryan Trauma team is incredibly thankful for the financial support from CHE to expand our efforts to provide free, hands-on training to the people of our community,” said Brittni Clark, trauma outreach and injury prevention coordinator at Bryan Health. “Our goal is to educate as many people as possible on how to apply tourniquets. We’ve already seen several instances of how this knowledge has helped those involved in life-threatening accidents in our city. Together, we can save lives.”

Stop the Bleed is a global initiative that teaches individuals how to stop life-threatening bleeding. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Emergency responders will arrive as quickly as possible. However, bystanders are almost always there first. Control of bleeding at the scene can be life saving.

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The Fine Line Campaign

The Bryan Foundation celebrated the completion of The Fine Line campaign with the grand opening of the Bryan Independence Center. Phase II of the Fine Line campaign exceeded its $2.5 million goal and created an environment for both inpatient and outpatient treatment for substance abuse recovery.

We invite you to take a virtual tour of the state-of-the-art Bryan Independence Center and see first-hand the tremendous impact philanthropic gifts have on patient care and healing.

Learn more about the Bryan Independence Center.


Bryan West Campus Chapel

The Bryan Foundation dedicated the Osborne Chapel on Bryan West Campus in 2015. Desta Osborne made this gift in honor of her late husband Dr. Robert Osborne who was a leader in the medical community and had a private practice in psychiatry at Lincoln General Hospital.

The Osborne Chapel is located near the front of the medical center entrance and provides a quiet place for reflection and inspiration for patients, family members and staff.

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