November Reid Health Ambassador ‘stands apart from the crowd’

November 10th, 2017

He’s had careers in the Army and the Air Force, travelled as a software consultant and earned several degrees.

Scott Hummel

Scott Hummel

But November’s Reid Health Ambassador has found his almost five-year career as a cardiovascular recovery RN in Critical Care among his most rewarding endeavors. “There is great personal satisfaction in helping a heart patient through their recovery and seeing them walk out the door,” said Scott Hummel.

At Reid Health since 2012, Hummel spent more than 10 years serving in the Army and nine in the United States Air Force, retiring as a captain. He has a master’s degree in computer resources and information management, which he put to use as a software consultant that required a lot of time on the road.

When in the Army, he gained some experience in a medical-related field; he started as a combat medic and also served as a technician in a cath lab. His wife, Barbara, is a retired surgical nurse and played a part in encouraging him to go to nursing school. “She said ‘why don’t you do what you like to do?’ And I like to help people.”

Hummel’s nominators said he goes “above and beyond for his co-workers and unit, is always upbeat and willing to help out” and observed that “his patients love him.” One nominator cited his work ethic, and noted that he quickly wins the trust of his patients. “He definitely stands apart from the crowd,” the nominator said.

A native of Union City, Indiana, Hummel now makes his home in Selma. The Hummels have five grandchildren, with the oldest almost a teenager and three under 16 months – including a set of identical twins born just last year.

Hummel likes to spend his off-time outside when he can, including working on his five-acre horse farm. He said he enjoys the work atmosphere at Reid. “I work with a great bunch of nurses and support staff.”