Nurse at Amy Beverland receives Pediatric Hero Award for role during January bus crash


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4 Fast Facts

  • Nurse Linda Bailey has been at Amy Beverland for 12 years.
  • She was nominated for award for her work during the fatal January bus crash.
  • Principal Susan Jordan and two children were injured during the crash.
  • She cared for those injured and helped dismiss 700 students.

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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