For saving the life of a runner who went into sudden cardiac arrest at last year’s Christiana Care Delaware Marathon, several Christiana Care physicians and nurses received recognition by the Emergency Medical Services Division of the New Castle County Department of Public Safety. The event was the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Reunion held on Friday, Feb. 28.
Stephen Kouba, M.D., an orthopeadic surgeon from North Carolina, collapsed at the finish line of the marathon. A team of emergency medical responders from Christiana Care immediately initiated CPR and used an automated external defibrillator to bring him back to life. Christiana Care’s has provided on-site emergency medical services to the marathon for many years.
Christiana Care’s team was among many responders in New Castle County spotlighted at the event.