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Left to right: Julie Wafford, Stacy Vail, Cindy Witt, Bill Peitzmann, Judy Peitzmann, Mollie Beyers, Selena Reed, and Bryce Fortner. 

 

A group of employees at Pana Community Hospital’s Rehab/Wellness Center were recognized for their efforts to save a man with CPR and an AED during a special ceremony today. Selena Reed, Cindy Witt, Mollie Beyers, Bryce Fortner, Stacy Vail and Julie Wafford worked together on March 17th when patient Bill Peitzmann collapsed while exercising in the fitness center. Peitzmann tells Regional Radio News about the moment:

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Reed says she did not expect the award:

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Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when someone’s heart suddenly stops beating with minimal warning, resulting in collapse.  

 
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