User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


85° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Sullenberger Flies In For Sanford Celebration

May 3, 2012, 10:54 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Sullenberger Flies In For Sanford Celebration
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger heroically landed a U.S. Airways flight in the Hudson River in 2009. Now that "Hero of the Hudson" is part of Sanford's Year of the Nurse.

"Each time I hear it, I'm taken to that moment," Sullenberger said after a recording of the crash played Thursday night. "I begin to feel some of the same things I felt that day."

On a cold day in January, 2009 flight 1529 hit a flock of geese. Plane engines failed, leaving an icy river as the only clear landing option.

"He trained his entire career for what he hoped would never happen. And it did that day when he had to land that plane in the Hudson River," Sanford Chief Nurse Executive Diana Berkland said.

That is a tie that binds the pilot to a packed house of Sanford health care providers assembled at the Washington Pavilion Thursday night. Berkland says nurses face life and death situations every day, making them humble heroes like Sullenberger.

"We're really the backbone for health care," she said. "Nurses provide amazing care, courage and compassion every single day in the hospital."

And so the Hero of the Hudson's message Thursday was a message the group could relate to.

"Never stop investing in yourselves," Sullenberger said.

Part of the festivities also recognized outstanding talent of some 350 nominees on Sanford's nursing staff.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View news

You may also like

Heavy Rains Flood Sioux Falls

8/28/2015 5:47 AM

While intersections are open on Friday morning, many are still cleaning up after Thursday's torrential downpour in Sioux Falls.

Full Story | Watch
Many Sioux Falls Streets Flooded Following Heavy Rain

8/27/2015 9:09 PM

Heavy rainfall Thursday evening caused flash flooding across Sioux Falls.

Full Story
City Officials React To 'Monster' Storm

8/28/2015 11:01 AM

Public Works Director Mark Cotter said the city's infrastructure performed well on Thursday against the rain.

Full Story | Watch
Authorities Searching For Attempted Abduction Suspect

8/31/2015 5:34 AM

Deuel County Emergency Management said the girl was able to escape when a man attempted to take her.

Full Story
Incident In Yankton Under Investigation

9/2/2015 4:10 AM

The parking lot of Ferdig's Transmissions & Exhaust appears to be a focus of the investigation.  A mobile command post is set up at the s...

Full Story


Events