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Lucinda Hollingshead selected for Hamilton Relay 2012 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of Iowa

(May 30, 2012)

As an advocate for individuals with hearing loss with an emphasis on newborns and children, Lucinda works hard to assure that individuals with hearing loss, regardless of age, have the appropriate resources to support them. With more than 30 years experience with her own hearing loss, Lucinda shares her knowledge with others — whether it's parents and families of newborns whose hearing screenings show results of hearing loss or young children whose hearing loss is a result of a sudden illness.

For 36 years, Lucinda has worked as a Registered Nurse in the Pediatrics department at Mary Greeley Medical Center (MGMC) in Ames, Iowa. Her work with children and newborns has been described as "passionate, embracing, dedicated and reliable." She ensures that all newborns are screened for hearing loss and provides counseling for young children with hearing loss to help them keep a positive outlook on life.

Lucinda dedicates two mornings per week to screening newborns in the Neonatal Hearing Screening Program at Mary Greeley Hospital. Through her patience and dedication she helps ensure 100 percent of babies born at MGMC have their hearing tested before going home. MGMC is recognized as having the lowest percentage of hearing test rescreens in the state

Additionally, Lucinda was instrumental in securing a grant for the purchase of an Algo 5 hearing screening machine at MGMC. As there are only just a few of these machines throughout the state, newborns are referred to MGMC from other hospitals to have their hearing tested with the Algo 5.

Lucinda is a positive individual who displays a strong work ethic and doesn't allow her hearing loss to prevent her from being successful in her career. Families in Iowa are fortunate to have such a caring and passionate individual at work on their behalf.

This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.

About Hamilton Relay
Hamilton Relay offers a variety of services including Traditional Relay Services, Captioned Telephone and Internet Relay services. Hamilton provides Traditional Relay and/or Captioned Telephone services to 17 states, the Island of Saipan and the Virgin Islands.

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