RICHMOND, Ind. – Tyler Fisherback, Reid’s February Ambassador, has been with Reid Health for almost eight years. He started his Reid career in Material Handling, stocking supply carts on nursing units.
He is now a nursing care technician and nursing care assistant in the Critical Care Unit. Among his duties is performing blood draws on patients.
He will complete his bachelor’s degree in nursing at IU East this May and hopes to transition to a nursing position after completing his boards and acquiring his nursing license.
Nominators praise Tyler’s compassion and willingness to help others and to learn new skills.
“Tyler is a stellar example of a compassionate caregiver and always connects with his patients,” said a manager.
“Tyler is always willing to help others, whether with blood draws on other units or tasks on CCU,” said a coworker.
“Tyler has incredible bedside skills and the ability to connect to patients from all walks of life,” said a charge nurse.
“Tyler’s positive, respectful attitude and caring personality make him a great team player,” said a nurse.
Compassionate, caring and calming are a few words used by patients to describe Tyler.
Fisherback was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in New Madison. He now makes his home in Centerville with his sister Lindsey Skaggs—a Reid Health nurse and Ambassador, and her family. His other sister, Lauren Hartman, is a nurse on 4 East. He was urged to consider nursing as a career by his sisters and his friend Tyler Evans, a nurse in Reid’s heart catheterization lab. He was also encouraged by staff on the CCU when he was stocking supply carts.
Being a full time student and working a full time job doesn’t leave him with much time for other activities. He does like to pursue weight lifting and crossfit training in the gym and he volunteers for activities with the IU East School of Nursing.
“I have always liked caring for people,” said Fisherback. “Working at Reid opened up opportunities for me to better prepare myself as a nurse and as a professional.”