Mareile Campbell is a Registered Nurse at Neighborhood Health Center. Recently, while she was driving in to work, Mareile noticed the car in front of her slowing veering off the road. When she pulled alongside the car, she could see the driver was slumped over the steering wheel, apparently having a medical emergency. Mareile pulled over, called 9-1-1, and sprung into action. The car doors were locked and she could see the unresponsive driver was turning blue. A few other drivers saw what was happening and pulled over to help too. One of them had a crowbar and helped smash the car window. Once they pulled the driver out, Mareile assessed the person's condition and began CPR. When medics arrived and Mareile was able to safely transfer care to them, she went on about her day, arriving at work with mud covered pants.
Mareile continued to get updates from the driver's care team. They praised her bravery and CPR efforts and told her that she gave the driver a fighting chance at survival. Then, after a couple of days, came the best update via text message. It said the driver was now off the ventilator and talking with family, and the message went on to thank Mareile for saving this person's life.
Kind and courageous nurses such as Mareile Campbell are making a difference in our community, and we are very grateful to have Mariele on our Neighborhood Health Center team.
May 8-12 is National Nurses Week. Thank you to all of our Neighborhood nurses, and to nurses everywhere!