WHO: Patient Amy Alexander, ER and ICU physicians and nurses, EMS crew
WHAT: Great Save
WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
WHERE: Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, 10500 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KanPLEASE GO TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY FOR A MEDIA ESCORT. 
WHY: Amy Alexander will show her gratitude for the healthcare professionals—including First Responders and the Overland Park Regional Medical Center ER, Intensive Care Unit and Ortho/Neuro/Trauma Unit teams—for their roles in helping to save her life following a traumatic car crash on Feb. 5, 2015 at the Great Save recognition ceremony. 

Alexander was rushed to the Level II Trauma Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center after a driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on Highway 69 crashed into her vehicle head on. She spent nearly three weeks at OPRMC in the ICU and on the Ortho/Neuro/Trauma Unit.  She returned to work part time on May 1 and in mid-July, resumed full time work.

“This Great Save is a celebration of life that demonstrates the skill, collaboration and compassion of all those involved in patient care at Overland Park Regional Medical Center,” says Don Fishman, M.D., Medical Director, Trauma Services, Overland Park Regional Medical Center.  “We are honored and humbled to be recognized by Amy.”

“Great Saves are important—they allow us to recognize the First Responders we partner with daily in emergency healthcare situations with patients such as Amy Alexander,” says Kevin J. Hicks, Chief Executive Officer, Overland Park Regional Medical Center. “Amy’s remarkable recovery following a traumatic accident is an excellent example of how we value our relationship with EMS—they are dedicated to helping save lives, just as our healthcare teams throughout the hospital are committed to delivering high-quality, compassionate care. 

For more information about Overland Park Regional Medical Center, visit oprmc.com.