Our Very Own Heroes
April 7, 2017
NYCAMH/HealthWorks staff members John Vanderwerken, Agricultural Safety Educator & CPR Instructor, and Rebecca Russell, National ROPS Rebate Program Hotline Coordinator, were in the right place at the right time at a Summer 2017 Delaware County Farm Field Event. There to provide safety education and information, and health screening services, John and Becky were called into action when a fellow vendor suddenly collapsed. Their quick action, in collaboration with other on-site safety personnel, in providing chest compressions and controlling the scene, were instrumental in saving the man's life. For their quick action, they've been honored with the August 2017 Bassett Heroes Award. Congratulations, John & Becky!