Lifesaving and Golden Stethoscope Awards Presented: Nurses Markham, Christian, Gilliam, Veirs, Kaiser, and Brashears

MARCH 2019 – Lieutenant Grayson and Officer Chavez were presented with a patient who was in full cardiac arrest. While we cannot tell you exactly what happened next due to federal patient privacy and confidentiality laws, we can tell you that this team did not freeze. They reacted to the situation in a professional manner and did not leave the patient’s side until the medical team for the facility could arrive. 

 Once called, Nurses Markham, Christian, Gilliam, Veirs, Kaiser, and Brashears responded. The nursing team worked together to resuscitate the patient. Neither the nursing team or the jail staff left the patient’s side until EMS could arrive. Nurses Markham, Christian, Gilliam, Veirs, Kaiser, and Brashears, along with Lieutenant Grayson and Officer Chavez, saved the patient’s life.

 Saving a life is a team effort. To celebrate their actions and recognize all individuals involved, Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (ACH) presented the Lifesaving Award, an award to honor non-medical first responders, to Lieutenant Grayson and Officer Chavez. These individuals performed an exceptional act under emergency conditions, where the action rendered directly resulted in sustaining a human life. Nurses Markham, Christian, Gilliam, Veirs, Kaiser, and Brashears were presented with A Golden Stethoscope, an award specifically for medical staff when they save a life.

 Thank you to this lifesaving team for their commitment to our patients’ health and safety. ACH appreciates you!

 ACH is the largest county jail health care provider in the United States. Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, their team consists of over 1,000 people across 15 states.