Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Heart Hero Awards presented to Methodist Employees and Student Nurse

Two Methodist employees and a Methodist nursing student were honored today for their heroic actions. Heart Association Hero Awards were presented to Edith and Steven Goldring of Canton and Student nurse Gina True of Pontiac during ceremonies at Methodist on Tuesday, November 24th

The awards were presented by Debbie Simon, Methodist Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer and by Denise Poland, Clinical Education Specialist and Community Training Center Coordinator.

The Goldrings, both on the clinical staff at Methodist Medical Center, were credited with providing emergency CPR for more than 35 minutes to a highway worker who was struck by a car on Route 116 October 15, 2009. The Goldrings were on their way to work from their home in Canton when they came upon the accident. They called 911 and assisted the injured highway worker with CPR until rescue crews could arrive.

Gina True is a student nurse with Methodist College of Nursing and was participating in her very first clinical day at Manor Court, a long term care facility. During the noon hour October 19th, a resident began choking on food. By administering the Heimlich maneuver, Gina True was able to restore normal breathing and dislodge the food.

Debbie Simon commented during the award presentation, “We’re honored to be able to recognize these three for their heroism and emergency initiatives. Their skill and dedication make us all proud.”

The Heart Hero Award is presented in recognition for advancing the mission of the American Heart Association and Emergency Cardiovascular Care through a courageous act in an effort to save a life.

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