Miriam Ditmanson passed away Friday, February 7th, 2014 of cardiac arrest at the age of 80. Miriam was born in Los Angeles on October 8th 1933 She...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) February is American Heart Month, and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is among the leading killers of Americans. It affects an estimated 359,400 people in the U.S. annually, according to statistics published by the American Heart Association.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) It’s easy to be misled by the many misconceptions about heart disease -- for example -- that it only affects the elderly or those with unhealthy diets.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 12:00 am
It sounded like an explosion. And it rocked the Lodi Health Urgent Care Clinic. The first lifesavers on scene of the fatal multi-vehicle crash at Vine Street and Ham Lane last month weren’t even dispatched.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Nearly 360,000 people experience cardiac arrest out- side of a hospital each year and most of those victims die, often because bystanders don’t know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do something wrong. The American Heart Association believes kids are the answer to saving more lives.
Paramedics, firefighters, Woodbridge Golf and Country Club employees and friends of John Stroh were presented with Cardiac Arrest Save pins by American Medical Response on Friday, June 21, 2013, for saving Stroh after he suffered a heart attack while playing golf.
Julie Lidemann, a paramedic from American Medical Response, shows a certificate for Mike Polson, who suffered cardiac arrest and lived to tell about it.
Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi resident Mike Polson was driving on Victor Road near Locust Tree and Kroll roads when he had a sudden heart attack and crashed into an almond tree. His truck caught fire, and his heart stopped beating. Polson, 65, is still with us, and paramedics are amazed.
From left: Mokelumne Fire engineer Korey Krueg, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Hemenway, cardiac arrest survivor Mike Polson, American Medical Response paramedic Greg Morgan, Mokelumne Fire engineer Mark Weber, AMR emergency medical technician Rochelle Luna, Mokelumne Fire Capt. Jon Mettler and Mokelumne Fire engineer Anthony Moore.
Greg Morgan, center, a paramedic for American Medical Response, describes what happened when Mike Polson suffered cardiac arrest and nearly died on Feb. 8. At left is Rochelle Luna, an emergency medical technician at AMR; California Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Hemenway is at right.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:00 am
Jake Pott, 18, doesn't remember anything about June 16. But the paramedics, firefighters, flight nurses responsible for his rescue remember every second of the minutes ticking by when they got a call that Pott was in critical condition.
Monday, April 2, 2012 12:00 am
I would like to take this time to thank the Galt Fire and Cosumnes Rescue squad. I had the opportunity to see these fine men and women in action.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:00 am
In a critical situation, paramedics are required to perform
life-saving techniques intelligently and quickly to try and ensure
that anyone in distress has a chance to not only live through the
night, but to go on and live healthily for years to come.
Judy Mims, left, pins Brian Jungeblut with a field save pin at
American Medical Response’s office in Stockton on Thursday, Nov.
19, 2009. Jungeblut, along with Dave Mettler, Todd Wagner, Chadd
Sibbert and Brent Jacobs, helped to save Mims when she went into
sudden cardiac arrest in November 2008.
Monday, October 31, 2011 12:00 am
On a November morning in 2008, Judy Mims experienced sudden
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:00 am
It was just after 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 20. Bruce Aschenbrenner, Jim
Sanders and retired Lodi fire marshal Verne Person were partnered
with Lodi resident Elwood Frates, 91, for the Men’s Club
Championship Golf Tournament at Micke Grove Regional Park.
Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:49 pm
Richard Leroy Kovacs, 56, and Jordan Kovacs, 14, had been
barbecuing in a horse trailer at the Clements Stampede Rodeo
grounds when they breathed deadly amounts of the poisonous gas,
said Deputy Les Garcia, spokesperson for the San Joaquin Sheriff’s
Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:00 am
One of the blessings I fell heir to from my mother's side of the
family is a love of music. You can't actually call everything one
hears over the radio and TV music, per se. Much of it sounds like a
Monday, February 14, 2011 6:42 am
Months before he graduated from Galt High School, Chris
Schambers heard Sacramento County was offering an emergency medical
technician class. Although he went into it thinking it would be an
easy “A” to boost his grade-point average, the decision to take the
evening course changed his life.
Judy Mims, center, chats with Leslie Loomis, left, at Lodi's First Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.
A choir of John Muir Elementary students, First Baptist Church children, and Judy Mims’ nieces and nephews sang “Angels Among Us” at Lodi's First Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.
Judy Mims' near-death experience has prompted her to start a local chapter of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, a nonprofit organization to promote awareness of sudden cardiac arrest. She kicked off the association's new San Joaquin Valley chapter with a special program at Lodi's First Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.
Leslie Loomis sings “Wind Beneath My Wings” at Lodi's First Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.
Judy Mims, center, who barely survived sudden cardiac arrest in 2008, honored the rescue workers who saved her life. From left: Chad Sibbet, a paramedic from American Medical Response; Lodi firefighter Todd Wagner; Engineer Dave Mettler; and Capt. Brian Jungeblut.