Lakeview Regional Medical Center To Host 2nd ‘Great Save’ Event
COVINGTON, LA—Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s 2nd “Great Save” event will recognize the crucial role that first responders play in saving lives by reuniting Lakeview Regional paramedics with patients they have brought to Lakeview Regional for emergency care.
The event takes place on Monday, January 18, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in Lakeview Regional’s Pelican Room.
“It’s natural for a patient or their family to want to thank those who contributed to their care, but they rarely have the opportunity,” states Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Chief Executive Officer. “The Great Save brings together the patient with all the members of the care team, including the first responders, the physicians and the nursing staff who played a part in treatment.”
At the Great Save event, Lakeview Regional will reunite patient Steven Lowery with two paramedics from the Mandeville Fire Department’s District 4 EMS Team. On August 4, 2015, Lowery had a stroke in the middle of the night. Unable to speak, he struggled to get his wife’s attention so she could call 911. When the paramedics arrived they immediately recognized that Lowery was in the midst of stroke and transported him to Lakeview Regional Medical Center. As part of Lakeview’s Code Purple Stoke Protocol, Lowery received a CT scan of his brain, and was then administered the lifesaving drug, tPA. Lowery has made a remarkable recovery and continues to receive outpatient therapy at Lakeview Regional’s Rehabilitation Department. He will speak on his own behalf at the Great Save event.
Lakeview Regional plans to host Great Save events on a quarterly basis.
Lakeview Regional Medical Center, located on the North shore of Lake Pontchartrain, is a 172-bed, full-service, acute care, community hospital that has been delivering high-quality, cost effective health care for over 35 years. Lakeview Regional employs 850.
To participate in the Great Save event and thank first responders, the contact is Jenny Gensler, Director of EMS Relations.