Lifesaving and Golden Stethoscope Presented: Nurse Oatman
JULY 2019 – Custodian Wallace, Deputies J. Soto, Keim, C. Soto, Gentes, and Nurse Oatman were presented with a jail staff member 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.
The individuals worked together to resuscitate the jail staff member. Neither Nurse Oatman or jail staff left the jail member’s side until EMS could arrive. Custodian Wallace, Deputies J. Soto, Keim, C. Soto, Gentes, and Nurse Oatman saved the jail member’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 Custodian Wallace, Deputies J. Soto, Keim, C. Soto, and Gentes. These individuals performed an exceptional act under emergency conditions, where the action rendered directly resulted in sustaining a human life. Nurse Oatman was 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.