Practice News

Thanksgiving Food Drive

At Grossnickle Eye Center we feel a strong connection to our community and a desire to help where we can.  We believe everyone should have a warm meal with their family at Thanksgiving.

Who Gets Tired of Pizza?

Who gets tired of pizza?

Certainly not us!

Our doctors are the best in motivational motives!

Elkhart GEC Employee Active Shooter Training

Grossnickle Eye Center held active shooter training recently for the Elkhart staff.

GEC Coat Drive

A recent coat drive was held at GEC with the staff donating over 50 coats, along with several hats, gloves, and scarves, that will be distributed to those in need within our community during the upcoming winter months.

Annual Warsaw GEC Employee Fire and Disaster Training

Grossnickle Eye Center held their annual Fire and Disaster training recently for the Warsaw staff.  Bethany Chase, R.N. and Diana Ostrom, R.N. Practice Administrator explained the agenda for the afternoon to the staff,  including the treats at the end… IF everyone paid attention during the training.

Everyone was really doing their best pay attention 😊.

The first training in-service was given by Captain Joel Beam of the Warsaw Police Department on Active Shooter Preparedness.

The staff got to participate in several interactive drills during the in-service.  It was very informative and also very fun to actually take part in the drills.  A BIG thank you Captain Beam and his son,  Caleb, for working with us today!  Captain Beam was also a pretty funny guy!

Ophthalmic technician, Janet, participates in the preparedness drills impressing everyone with her skills.

Ophthalmic technicians Logan, Teresa, and Brittany practiced their learned training on Officer Beam’s son, Caleb. Hope they did not hurt him too much.

Several of our GEC doctors were also in attendance at the in-services so that they would be prepared in case of an emergency.  Pictured is Dr. Matthew Ralstin, Dr. Andrew Jankowski, Dr. Colin Ridenour, Captain Joel Beam of the Warsaw Police Department, Dr. Jon Mark, and Dr. Greg Zink.

A mock fire drill and evacuation were also conducted during the afternoon training session. Warsaw Fire Marshall, Joe Fretz, spoke to the staff on the importance of fire safety and proper staff training. Other members of the Warsaw Fire Department were also in attendance overseeing the  GEC staff during the fire and evacuation drills. We LOVE our Fire Department!!

All of the employee did such a good job paying attention that they were rewarded with goodies and some lucky employees even won gift cards in an employee drawing.

All of the staff in attendance appreciated the knowledge gained and were grateful to have this training available for them. Thanks GEC!