The Golden Stethoscope Award
Pictured: Suzanne Deegan, LPN, was presented a Golden
In an effort to help promote the meaningful work correctional nurses do, Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (ACH) created the Golden Stethoscope Award. This is awarded when an employee is quite literally presented with a dead patient and they save the patient’s life. Most recently we awarded Suzanne Deegan with a Golden Stethoscope. Nurse Deegan was presented with a patient who was legally dead. While we can’t tell you exactly what happened next, due to federal patient privacy and confidentiality laws, we can tell you that Nurse Deegan did not freeze. She sprung to action, resuscitated the patient, and did not leave the patient’s side until EMS arrived. Nurse Deegan saved the patient’s life. Those who heard the story and voted to present Nurse Deegan with this award were humbled by the actions that took place that day. We were honored to be in the presence of such a life saver.
This weekend, on August 4th, Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (ACH) held our August Awards Dinner. At this Awards Dinner, Nurse Deegan was honored with the Golden Stethoscope Award by her supervisor, Tim Reed, with ACH practitioners, nurses, mental health, and corporate staff present. Nurse Deegan received a resounding and tearful standing ovation.
Pictured: An emotional standing ovation after hearing