Loreen is presently on staff at The Orthopaedic Sports Health Clinic of Salina. When asked why she has remained a nurse for 42 years, Loreen responded – “It is satisfying helping someone. The biggest reward is that I get to do that just about every day.”
Loreen also spoke about what she has seen change in the nursing industry over the years. She noted how advanced the medical industry has become compared to when she started her nursing career in the 1970’s. Buccigrossi said, “a lot of technology has changed. We do things differently as far as computer based records and a lot of the things have progressed because of this new technology.”
The Salina Post contacted Loreen after we were informed that she used helped save a mans life this past November 23rd while attending the K-state—Oklahoma football game.
Loreen witnessed a man seated a few rows down from her suffer a heart-attack. She and another nurse who was also nearby began to perform CPR on the man. Once EMS arrived, he was transported to Mercy hospital for medical attention.
Thanks to Loreen, the other nurse and the EMS staff at the game, the man survived. K-State took time to honor Loreen and the others who assisted at a recent K-State Football game. Loreen was presented with a plaque from Bob Bridgham, the man whose life she helped save.
Loreen Buccigrossi exemplifies what it is to be a BANK VI Hero of the Week. Not only when she is working, but in her free time, as well.
From the Salina Post and BANK VI, thank you Loreen for all that you do!
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