HENDRICKS, INDIANA – In July 2020, Nurse Merritt and jail staff members 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.

The individuals worked together to resuscitate the patient. They did not leave the patient’s side until EMS could arrive. This team 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 Deputies Clark, Laloux III, Fowler, Tanner, and Emmitt. These individuals performed an exceptional act under emergency conditions, and the action rendered directly resulted in sustaining a human life. Nurse Merritt was presented with a Golden Stethoscope, an award specifically for medical staff when they save a life. Thank you to this lifesaving team for your commitment to our patients’ health and safety. ACH appreciates you!

ACH is the nation’s largest health care provider who focuses exclusively on jails. Headquartered in Illinois, they endeavor to make a difficult time in their patients’ lives easier.