Lakeview Regional Medical Center is excited to announce another “Great Save” Event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 5:30 p.m. in the Pelican Room in the Main Hospital Building. Lakeview Regional Medical Center hosts the Great Save Events to recognize the dedication of EMS providers, as well as police officers and firefighters, who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services in our community. “First responders do not get nearly enough recognition for the outstanding work they do,” states Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Chief Executive Officer. “The Great Save is a way to honor these individuals and reconnect them with the people they have served.”

At the Great Save event, Lakeview Regional will recognize paramedics from St. Tammany Fire District No. 3 (Lacombe EMS) who delivered a baby in the back of an ambulance on Aug. 17 of this year.  “Babies are delivered everyday--just not by EMS providers,” states Lacombe Fire Chief Pat Sicard. “Normally our teams would simply expedite transport to the nearest medical facility, but in this case they appropriately assessed the mother’s condition and made the correct decision to focus on helping her to safely deliver instead.” After the baby was delivered, mom and baby were both transported to Lakeview Regional where they spent time recovering. Mom, baby and family will be present at the event to thank the paramedics for the part they played in this special event.

Great Save events will continue on a regular basis at Lakeview Regional Medical Center and offer a chance for reunions between patients and first responders, as well as the entire medical team.