Ruth Buettner

Ruth Buettner, RN

Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Peru, Illinois
United States

Ruth received two nominations this quarter. One from a patient who was 7 months pregnant and in OB for treatment of a kidney stone. The patient was given pain medication as ordered and had a reaction to the medication. Ruth sat with the patient, held her and comforted her until the reaction had subsided. The patient wrote "I swear she was sent straight from heaven." The other nomination Ruth received was from a physician. The physician wrote "Ruth handled a very difficult patient beautifully, compassionately, and professionally. She made the patient more at ease and comfortable."