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Crouse Cares…And So Does Michelle Naef, RN


Naef MWhat’s environmentally ‘friendly’, very creative, took 40 hours to complete and is made up of hundreds (thousands actually; more on that in a minute) of recycled colored flip tops from medicine vials? Why it’s this original creation brought to life by Crouse RN Michelle Naef, who currently works in Endoscopy and previously worked on 5 South Irving. Michele, who’s passionate about the environment, wanted to do something fun and creative to bring some attention to the issue of recycling and reuse. “I wanted to do something interesting that might make people think twice about throwing things in the trash,” says Michele.  “Maybe this will inspire others to step up their environmental conservation efforts.” Michele collected the tabs over the summer from various areas of the hospital, including the pharmacy, ICU, 5 South, 5 North, 6 South and 6 North.


Now, back to the flip-off vial tabs: After a detailed, eye fatigue-inducing count, we now know exactly how many tabs Michele used to make her one-of-a-kind creation (a great example by the way of the Crouse ‘E’ value: excellence through innovation and creativity). Want to take a guess (we gave you a bit of a lame hint above)? Check out the Crouse Facebook page to post a guess. Whoever guesses correctly (or pretty darn close to correctly) will receive a pair of movie passes, courtesy of the hospital’s COR (Conserve Our Resources) team. Let the guessing begin!



Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232

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