Meet Officer Pritchard
Officer Jim Pritchard has protected lives in our community for 26 years.
So when he experienced cardiac arrest, the team at Saint Clare’s,
including surgeon, Barry Lowell, and cardiac rehab nurse, Jan Blanc, went
into action saving his life. It was touch and go when Jim arrived at Saint
Clare’s Health in Denville. Our emergency and cardiac teams went
into action performing CPR while Dr. Lowell cleared the 100% arterial
obstruction. Jim felt fortunate that he was treated locally in the cardiac
catheterization lab by our award-winning cardiac team, and received the
cardiac rehabilitation he needed to recover. The entire team, in turn,
feels grateful that Jim has served them for so many years.
Dr. Bruce Kahn has a reputation around County College of Morris for being
passionate about teaching. It was now his turn to be schooled. Bruce was
having a heart attack. He wanted to go to a hospital where his wife worked,
but Andrea and Aaron impressed upon him that he didn't have time and should
go to Saint Clare's Denville Hospital. Bruce agreed and paramedics sped
him here to a successful recovery. Now Bruce looks back at "the most important
decisions ever made for me" with gratitude for his quick thinking paramedic team.