South Texas Health System Honors Two Emergency Medical Technicians As Hometown Heroes

Friday, December 15, 2023

There is a popular phrase in medicine that goes “time is brain” which refers to the importance of taking fast action when a person is suffering from a stroke. This means recognizing the signs of a stroke quickly so that the patient can begin treatment as soon as possible to prevent serious disability or death.

Because two local emergency medical technicians were able to recognize a stroke in a local elderly man, the stroke team at South Texas Health System McAllen was able to begin life-saving treatment for the patient. For the critical steps they took to obtain immediate and proper care for the patient, Edgar Gonzalez, EMT-Basic, and Brooklyn Avila, EMT-Basic, were presented with South Texas Health System’s Hometown Heroes Award during a special surprise ceremony on Wednesday.

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