Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Grateful Patients Express Gratitude for Care Through Guardian Angel Program
David Hubert was admitted to Martin Medical Center for a routine
knee replacement in 2011, he expected to be back home recovering in a few days.
But Hubert went into cardiac arrest after the surgery.
Martin Health nurses, Alex Diggins and Julius Diggins, immediately
began lifesaving CPR. The two nurses never left Hubert’s side over the critical
hours that followed as he fought to stay alive. As Hubert recovered, nurses Valerie Martin and
Karen Swager, along with Dahlia Ortisi, physical therapist, played an
instrumental role in his recovery.
Hubert finally returned home after eight episodes of cardiac
arrest and 14 days of recovery. But he never forgot the expert care he received while at Martin
Medical Center. Every six months, Hubert,
along with his wife, Judi, returns to Martin Medical Center to thank the staff
that they credit with saving David’s life.
To show their appreciation and gratitude for excellent care, David
and Judi also honor the nursing staff by contributing to the Martin Health
Guardian Angel program.
“The Guardian Angel program helps make life-saving care possible
at Martin Health,” said Kelly Rowell, Director of Development, Sustainable
Giving for the Martin Health Foundation. “Donors can transform healthcare right
here at home – by making a gift in honor of their Guardian Angel to the Martin
For more information about the Guardian Angel program or the
Martin Health Foundation, visit GIVEmhf.org/Donate or call 772.223.5615.
|| Judi Hubert, far left, and her husband David,
fourth from left, return to Martin Medical Center
to express their gratitude to the Martin Health
associates who cared for David. The associates
are from left to right: Alex Diggins, RN, Julius
Diggins, RN, Dahlia Ortisi, PT and Valerie Martin, RN
Media Contact: Donna Murphy, Communications Specialist