Noah Jones, Transporter and Evangeline Yazzie, Patient Care Technician
Department: Nursing Services and CVICU
Campus: Flagstaff Medical Center
Noah Jones and his mother, Patient Care Technician Vangie Yazzie, were driving home from work when they found an injured pedestrian lying on a rural road who had been hit by a car. They stopped so Noah could call Emergency Services and direct traffic while Vangie put pressure on the man’s head wound and kept him awake and talking. They stayed with the man until police, paramedics and a medical helicopter arrived. The man was airlifted to FMC’s Trauma Center for emergency surgery and several days in the ICU.
Thanks to Noah and Vangie for their quick response and expert care, and for living our values outside the four walls of the hospital.
Trista MacVittie, Director Communications
Campus: Verde Valley Medical Center
One day Trevor Roberson, a diabetic, did not appear for a routine meeting of the Communications staff. Trista's call to his home awakened him. He was incoherent; unable to speak or answer the phone due to a dangerously low blood sugar level. Trista continued to call him, but Trevor was unable to even mutter the word "help.” In the meantime, Trevor crawled to his kitchen, while pushing the phone in front of him. Trying to get some fruit juice into his system to raise his blood sugar, he collapsed by the refrigerator and lost consciousness. When he awakened, he was able to respond to Trista's text messages with the word "help." Trista was in the Verde Valley and a call to 911 would have been routed locally instead of in Flagstaff, so she asked a team member in Flagstaff to contact 911 to dispatch the police and Guardian Medical Transport to Trevor's home. Trista continued to text Trevor with words of encouragement and to tell him that help was on the way. The emergency responders were able to stabilize Trevor and transport him to FMC where his blood sugar and overall physical condition was normalized. Thanks to Trista for her quick instincts, caring nature and unyielding determination.