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anthem game changers Honoree
When the pandemic shut the world down last spring, essential personnel rose to the occasion to provide critical needs for our community. The selfless efforts of these people ensured we still had access to necessities such as food, education, and emergency medical support. Today, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio and the Dayton Dragons highlight Nathan Heaton and Jennifer Domenick and their employer, Kettering Health, for being Game Changers during COVID-19.
In the spring of 2020, Paramedic Nathan Heaton and EMT Jennifer Domenick paired up as an emergency transportation team for Kettering Health. As a transportation team, Nathan and Jennifer drove patients from an emergency room to one of Kettering Health’s main hospitals. Along the way, one drives the vehicle while the other assisted the patient with their medical needs.
The emergency response team saw a direct impact of the pandemic. The volume of rides increased while the number of available COVID units decreased. This meant that Nathan and Jennifer drove thousands of miles and hours more to ensure COVID patients could reach appropriate care. In addition, the importance to keep riders safe meant following new health and safety protocols like personal protective equipment (PPE) and truck decontaminations.
But while this team was faced with adversity, they continued to put their patients and other staff at Kettering Health before themselves. Nathan and Jennifer would treat each patient as they would a family member; remembering to stay calm, communicate well, and keep things positive. During their time off or slower shifts, the team would also jump in and help with room visits at main hospitals and emergency rooms to assist with the overload of new patients.
After seeing the effects of their work, Nathan and Jennifer want to urge Dragons fans to not procrastinate, and take advantage of the time we have now to see the people we want to see and take the trips we want to take, because there will be a moment when we won’t have any more time. Their line of work unfortunately shows them too often that time with loved ones can be fleeting, and they don’t want anyone to have regret over what they didn’t do.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio and the Dayton Dragons applaud Nathan Heaton, Jennifer Domenick, and Kettering Health for their commitment to provide for our community during an unprecedented time. You changed the game for many in the community.
The Anthem Game Changers Program is made possible by the generous support of Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and the Dayton Dragons.
When the pandemic shut the world down last spring, essential personnel rose to the occasion to provide critical needs for our community. Anthem Game Changers honors the selfless efforts of these people who ensured we still had access to necessities such as food, education, and emergency medical support.
The Anthem Game Changers program is made possible by the generous support of the Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and the Dayton Dragons.