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Cameos of Caring

Kindred Hospital—Ben Clement

Recognition Year: 
2013

Ben Clement has earned a strong reputation less than two years after graduating from nursing school. Ben, employed as a Registered Nurse at Kindred Hospital since April 2012, immediately impressed his colleagues with his quiet competence and compassion. He quickly earned the respect of colleagues, physicians, patients, and their families. He is calm and professional, actively involved in problem solving and creating an evidence-based practice environment for the Kindred nursing team. Ben became a nurse after working as a personal care assistant for more than five years at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio, where he encountered a variety of settings, including renal, orthopedics, and medical-surgical. After moving to Dayton to attend Kettering College of Medical Arts, he worked as a state-tested nurse assistant at two area nursing homes before graduating and beginning his nursing career. Ben says he gets great satisfaction from both helping people who cannot help themselves and the challenges of providing care to patients in medically complicated situations. Colleagues describe Ben as an “awesome nurse” who brightens everyone’s day with his smile. He earned an A.S.N. at the Kettering College of Medical Arts. He also holds an advanced cardiac life support certification.