Amy Beverland Elementary nurse receives Pediatric Hero Award following January bus crash

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INDIANAPOLIS –Amy Beverland Elementary School Nurse Linda Bailey, RN, has received the 2016 Pediatric Hero Award by the Indiana Emergency Services for Children Program.

Bailey was nominated by Lorrie Ramsey, Nursing Director with Community Health Network, for her clinical and relational skills on January 26, 2016, when a bus at Amy Beverland Elementary jumped the curb at dismissal, hitting two students and killing Principal Susan Jordan.

Community Health says Bailey triaged children and an adult as a first responder at the scene. She cared for those injured and then assisted with ensuring the safe dismissal of over 700 students.

Bailey has been part of the Amy Beverland staff for the past twelve years. In the days following the accident, she was a rock within the school community, nurturing both colleagues and students.

Her role as the Amy Beverland school nurse has had a far reaching effect on the school and surrounding community, and LT Schools are thrilled that she has earned this prestigious recognition.

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