WHO: Patients Isaiah Pickett, Trevor Rialti and James Hanna, Research Medical Center Physicians and EMS Crews

WHAT: Great Save Event

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017

Media interviews:  B-roll at 10:15 a.m. prior to ceremony and after 11:30 a.m.; interviews available after 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Research Medical Center, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO, 64132

MEDIA: PLEASE GO TO THE ENTRANCE TO THE RMC ER AND WAIT FOR ESCORT TO GREAT SAVE EVENT IN ER BAY

WHY: Research Medical Center will honor and reunite First Responders and emergency physicians with three patients whose lives were saved due to quick and courageous life-saving measures. 

“A Great Save Event allows us to recognize the remarkable collaborative efforts made each day in delivering high-quality, compassionate healthcare to patients such as Isaiah Pickett, Trevor Rialti and James Hanna,” says Jackie DeSouza-Van Blaricum, Research Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. “Each of these patients came to us under very different circumstances—it’s important to us to gather their families and reunite them with their care teams. It’s a powerful example of the vital continuum of healthcare. 

“Every day our emergency team has the privilege of working with Kansas City’s First Responders who represent some of the healthcare’s most skilled professionals and most compassionate hearts,” says Research Medical Center ER Medical Director Jason Eppler, M.D. “Their work in helping patients is nothing short of heroic.”

Research Medical Center, which is a Level I Trauma Center and designated as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, is part of HCA Midwest Health—Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider. For more information, visit researchmedicalcenter.com.