Nurse Lindsay Lives our Mission, Both Home and Abroad

May 6 2024

Lindsay Sandefur, BSN, RN, doesn’t leave our Mission at the hospital doors.

A registered nurse for 22 years who has worked as a clinical administrator on the night shift at Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital for the last 12 years, Lindsay is visible as a leader. But that’s not solely because of her role – she leads by focusing on people as individuals, rather than as a group.

“Lindsay exemplifies her role as a leader,” says Kelly Kelley, BSN, RN, a clinical administrator at Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital. “She is a leader, a mentor and educator and a resource for all employees of the facility. Everyone, not just the nursing personnel, knows who Lindsay is.”

As someone who embodies our Mission of treating patients with the compassionate ministry of Jesus, she also shares those values through her work on nonprofit medical mission trips. For the past eight years, Lindsay has traveled to Belize to help its underserved citizens receive the medical care that she and her team are able to offer. And because Lindsay travels back each year, she has become a familiar face to former patients.

“Lindsay’s beliefs and her extension of the healing ministry of Jesus is evident throughout her mission work,” Kelly says.

When she returns home to the United States, Lindsay leverages another hobby, photography, to share the lifestyles and culture of Belize with others.

“Her 10 days in Belize are depicted through the lens of her camera,” Kelly says. “Her photos are worth a thousand words.”

She also shares her experience of working on a medical mission team in another way, albeit one that is a little more personal. For the past two years, Lindsay has brought one of her children with her to serve on the team. Being able to experience this worldly and cultural experience with her children brings her joy, saying, “The knowledge my children gain, and the experiences they witness, can never be taught in a classroom.”

Kelly says that Lindsay not only portrays but also fulfills the request she asks of her children and others through her work, and that is “to be the hands and feet of Jesus.”

Not only is National Nurses Month in May, but National Nurses Week is May 6 to May 12.

To all our nurses, we thank you for the excellent care you provide our patients every day! Read more of our nurses’ stories to celebrate.

Also, if you’re a nurse or a health care professional, we invite you to explore and pursue a career with us.

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