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Logan Daily News: Fast Action and Hospital Cooperation Save Nelsonville Woman’s Life

Associates from OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital’s Emergency Department were recently honored by Fairfield Medical Center for the exceptional care they provided to a Nelsonville woman. Upon her arrival to the O’Bleness ED in June, Tina Rayburn had a heart attack and collapsed—she had gone into cardiac arrest. The ED providers and associates at O'Bleness provided quick diagnosis, above and beyond lifesaving care and ultimately saved her life.

Once stabilized, Rayburn was transferred to FMC, where her care team took note of the high quality of care she had received at O’Bleness.

“Our team did not give up on Tina and Tina did not give up on herself,” said LeeAnn Lucas-Helber, president of OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital. “And when we knew she was stable enough to be moved for additional care, Fairfield Medical Center was ready.”

FMC arranged for an awards ceremony at O’Bleness and Rayburn was on hand to receive tearful hugs and well wishes from her care teams from OhioHealth and FMC.

FMC presented O’Bleness with two awards:

  • The “STEMI Emmy” for their excellence in treating Rayburn’s STEMI (ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction—a medical acronym that indicates the most severe type of heart attack).
  • The “Resuscitation Champion Award” for their above and beyond work to provide lifesaving care.

“I’m blessed to have all of you,” said Rayburn. “I wouldn’t be here without you all.”

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