SGMC Manager of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Toni Quimby presents Dr. Roberto Garcia with the Hospital Hero award at the August Board of Directors’ meeting.
The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County Georgia named Dr. Roberto Garcia as the hospital hero for August because of his commitment to
Dr. Garcia, a hospitalist with SGMC for more than 10 years, recently witnessed a person experiencing cardiac arrest at a local gas station. Dr. Garcia wasted no time in responding to the person’s need and initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for 14 minutes until emergency personnel arrived to take over.
Unfortunately the man did not survive the event; however, because of the life-saving measures of Dr.
According to SGMC Manager of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Toni Quimby, “Dr. Garcia is well respected and loved by hospital staff and his peers, and is known for his compassion and kindness as well as his medical knowledge and practice.”
Dr. Garcia expressed that he was simply
Those interested in learning CPR can contact Wiregrass Georgia Technical College or the American Red Cross for more information.