February Health Aide of the Month

Story by – Agnes Changsak, Supervisor Instructor

April 9, 2013 - 2 minutes read

Lena Stewart, CHA II, is one of two Community Health Aides in Upper Kalskag and has proven to be a dedicated health care provider in her community. She continuously delivers exceptional patient care as demonstrated in a situation that was recognized by Melanie Boyer, a Basic Training Instructor here at YKHC.

“The first thing I wanted to do was to thank her for saving a young boy’s life. If it wasn’t for her caring for him and insistence on getting this boy into Bethel through strong advisement to the boy’s father and the RMT provider ASAP, he probably would not have made it,” Boyer said.

Our Emergency Department sent him to ANMC shortly after arrival in Bethel when they determined he needed more advanced medical care.

This Health Aide quickly realized the urgency of the situation and took appropriate steps to help this boy, a true example of focusing on patient-centered excellence.

Although Lena has other personal demands, she tirelessly goes out of her way to help her community when she is needed. Every time I talk with her she is very professional and calm. I always ask if she needs rest or anything she always refuses and responds with “No, I’m good.”

The people in this community, and the child she helped in particular, can go on with their daily lives because of Lena’s dedication to the health and well-being of her community. There are not words enough to thank her for a job well done!

Please join the CHAP Department in congratulating Lena for February Health Aide of the Month!