A day she will never forget

A day she will never forgetSept. 11, 2020, is a day that Delilah Padgett (pictured center with two paramedics) will never forget. That morning several blockages in her coronary arteries reduced the blood flow to her heart, creating a life-threatening arrhythmia. When she became dizzy, her family dialed 9-1-1. Within minutes personnel from the Kern County Fire Department and Ridgecrest Regional Hospital’s Liberty Ambulance arrived on the scene to assist. First responders worked together to confirm that Padgett was experiencing a serious heart attack. They facilitated a transfer by Mercy Air to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment. Erin Cocciolone of Liberty noted that sharing success stories like this one demonstrates the value of investing in critical staff and equipment. — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2020-10-02