Every day, Americans make sacrifices to serve in the armed forces. Nearly 300 LVHN colleagues are veterans, and they exemplify what it means to be #LVHNProud. These colleagues have inspiring stories of commitment, bravery and strength. Kyle Kromer, RN, and Tim Hickey, RN, are two outstanding examples.
LVHN–MedEvac critical care transport flight nurse Kyle Kromer accepted his commission to the U.S. Air Force Reserve on Jan. 14, 2022. His colleague, Tim Hickey, swore him in as a first lieutenant. Kromer will serve as a flight nurse in the 514thAeromedical Evacuation Squadron. He worked in the cardiac intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest prior to joining the LVHN–MedEvac critical care transport team.
Hickey retired from the 514th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron as a lieutenant colonel. He served as a flight nurse and chief of standardization and evaluation for the unit. He came to LVHN in July 1983 and joined LVHN–MedEvac as a flight nurse in January 1987. He celebrated 35 years as a flight nurse in January 2022.
Congratulations to both colleagues on their accomplishments. Thank you for your extraordinary service to LVHN and to our country.