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Old 10-23-2013, 09:14 AM
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For those of you who may be interested, the NBC Evening News (last night) aired a piece by their medical director, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, featuring the impressive and important work of our esteemed PCS colleague Dr. Roger White, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Serving to provide some background, here is the information disseminated yesterday by Mayo's Public Affairs department:

"A story will air on NBC Nightly News tonight (10/22/13) about out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and the increased survivability of those patients in the Rochester, Minn., area. It will feature the long-time work, research and passion in this arena of Dr. Roger White, Medical Director for Gold Cross/Mayo Clinic Medical Transport and Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist. Dr. White also serves as Medical Director of the City of Rochester Early Defibrillation Programs in the Police and Fire Departments and Olmsted County.

This story is such an amazing one of collaboration and integration of people and services in our city and county, a credit to many years of working together. The survival rate of witnessed cardiac arrest in the City of Rochester/Olmsted County leads the nation, and the past three years has reached 58%. This distinction is shared by Seattle/King County, who credit their success rate to Dr. White and Rochester, as they have modeled their program after the one led by Dr. White.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC's medical director, and a crew spent a day here in September working on this story.

Thanks to Dr. White; Anna Campbell, RN in the Coronary Care Unit; Lorina Welper, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist; Tom Beniak, Supervisor, Gold Cross Rochester Operations; Erica Bowers, Gold Cross Paramedic; Gretchen O'Neill, Lieutenant, Rochester Police Department; and Steve Franks, Sergeant, Rochester, Police Department for their participation and help with this story. Special thanks to Mr. Ronald Kath, who shared his story about his sudden cardiac arrest that took place on May 2, 2013."



And finally, here is a link to NBC's video of the Nightly News piece:
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/53347636/

Please join me in extending heartiest (unintended pun!) PCS 'kudos' to Dr. White.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:43 AM
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That makes us very proud. I seen that segment last night.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:31 AM
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I caught that airing to. if memory serves me right this is the second time around in a major news or magazine article on this program credited to him.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:41 PM
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Great video. Man, I always knew he'd amount to somethin'!

Actually, I am pleased to count Roger as a friend and particularly proud to have his signature on my National Registry Paramedic certificate.
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Great story. Dr. White was an examiner for my National Registry Paramedic exam way back when.
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Thanks for posting Dave, I missed it !
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Dr. White's pioneering techniques for helping victims of sudden cardiac arrest was also covered by THE WALL STREET JOURNAL in 2011, as I detailed at http://www.professionalcarsociety.or...ead.php?t=5411.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:46 AM
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Dave!

What a great story about a even GREATER guy, who really took the concept of early defibrillation to the masses, long before it was fashionable!

Thanks very much for sharing!

Just excellent!

Over and out!

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