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Brave . . . Dedicated . . . Willing and Reliable. These words describe Emergency Service providers that Providence Medical Center staff work with everyday. They demonstrate these qualities every day by coming to the aid of others when they are most in need. However, each year, due to circumstance and extraordinary effort, certain individuals amongst us shine.

On Monday, Nov. 9, Providence recognized such extraordinary efforts shown by first responders from Edwardsville police and fire departments.

  • EPD
    • Master Police Officer Michael Hart
    • Officer Alex Gould
  • EFD
    • Captain/EMT Nicholas Walker
    • Apparatus Driver Operator/EMT Warren Robinson
    • Firefighter/EMT Travis Hubbel
    • Fire Inspector/EMT Christopher Raynor
    • Deputy Chief/Paramedic, Benjamin Morrow

On September 30, 2020, Edwardsville first responders were dispatched to a reported unconscious person. Police officers Hart and Gould arrived and found a young adult with no pulse or respirations, so they began CPR. Shortly after, fire crew members Walker, Robinson, Hubbel, and Raynor arrived and assisted with delivering life support. Eight minutes later, as a team, they succeeded with restoring a pulse and the patient was transported to Providence. Within a week, the patient recovered and was able to walk out of the hospital and returned home.

On behalf of Providence Medical Center’s “You Made A Difference” program, Jerry M Boswell Jr, MICT, Emergency Medical Services Liaison, was honored to present these individuals with Providence’s certificate of recognition and a challenge coin, which states “Your Commitment to Service Makes a Difference”.