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Stempek receives DAISY Award

COLUMBUS -- Staci Stempek, a registered nurse with the maternal child health department at Columbus Community Hospital since 2011, was recently presented with the DAISY Award.

Stempek has delivered compassionate, quality care to each patient she attends to as mentioned in the DAISY Award nomination that was received by Columbus Community Hospital. This award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Columbus Community Hospital recognizes one of its nurses with this special honor quarterly.

Stempek received a certificate of recognition, DAISY Award pin and handcarved stone sculpture entitled “A Healer’s Touch.”

Bellwood FD gets CPR device

BELLWOOD -- The Bellwood Fire Department recently acquired a new Physio-Control LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System.

The LUCAS 3 is a mechanical chest compression system that provides compressions at a rate and depth that are consistent with current American Heart Association guidelines. The device works by providing continuous high-quality chest compressions to save a cardiac arrest patient’s brain, heart and vital organs. The LUCAS 3 is portable and can be operated with either a battery or AC current.

This new system will allow personnel to focus on other critical patient care as it’s working on the patient receiving compressions, or administer compressions where manual CPR may be dangerous.

ADM donates to Big Pals-Little Pals

COLUMBUS -- Archer Daniels Midland Company recently donated $3,500 to Big Pals-Little Pals.

The donation will be used for special events and awards for the Big and Little Pals. Big Pals-Little Pals is a mentoring organization that matches adult volunteers with children ages 6-19 from single-parent homes in order to provide them with an adult friend and role model. There are currently 17 children waiting for a Big Pal.

For more information, contact Big Pals-Little Pals at 402-563-1081 or visit This donation was given through ADM Cares.


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