Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed caregivers, friends, family members, neighbors and even strangers go above and beyond to help others in their greatest time of need. Examples of these acts of kindness include nurses finding innovative ways to connect patients with their families and local restaurants donating food to show their support for our team members on the front lines.
Our latest health care hero to go the extra mile for a patient is Brandon Hemminger, practice manager at Mercy Health – Perrysburg Primary Care.
While Brandon typically manages Perrysburg Primary Care, he was recently tasked with helping to open and manage an area flu clinic. As COVID-19 spreads, this clinic, which opened on March 17, is a place where patients with flu-like symptoms can go for care.
While Brandon is not a clinician, he always looks for ways that he can offer additional help. Recently, he took time out of his day to mow the lawn of an elderly patient who tested positive for COVID-19. After the recent rains, Brandon thought the grass would be long and in need of cutting.
“I just try to help our patients any way that I can. I’m not a clinical person, so anything I can do to help our patients and community is important to me and is something I enjoy doing,” shares Brandon.
He continues, “I keep my eyes and ears open to the patients and try to gain an understanding of needs and provide the assistance that we can to provide a high level of patient care.”
Stephanie Aldrich, the office lead at Perrysburg Primary Care, was touched by Brandon’s service to this patient, but not surprised by his dedication.
“He has been a great mentor to me in the time that we have worked together and has always been willing to go above and beyond, so this really wasn’t a surprise. His act of kindness really moved me.”
Although Brandon would say he’s not a hero, we disagree. Thank you for your kindness and commitment to the Mercy Health mission, Brandon.
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