MARYVILLE, Mo. — During a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Mosaic Medical Center - Maryville on April 16, Bob Ferguson was recognized for his remarkable service in spotting stroke symptoms and his immediate response to get the stroke victim to emergency care.
While serving his shift at the hospital on April 10, Ferguson had an individual approach the front information desk. He noted later in a text the individual was “clearly displaying stroke symptoms.”
Ferguson promptly accompanied the patient and his wife to the emergency department. The wife later returned and thanked him for his quick action as the patient was determined to be suffering a mild stroke.
“Bob will tell you he didn’t do anything anybody else wouldn’t have done,” said Nate Blackford, president of Mosaic Medical Center - Maryville. “However, we applaud Bob for recognizing signs of a stroke and taking immediate action for the best positive outcome for the benefit of the patient.”
Each year, more than 80 community members volunteer in various capacities at Mosaic Medical Center - Maryville.
“Volunteers provide a tremendous contribution toward the care of our patients with Bob being the perfect example,” said Rita Miller, volunteer co-coordinator. “They have logged in more than 11,000 hours of volunteer service to our hospital over the past three years.”
Ferguson along with Barbara O’Connell were recognized at the luncheon for providing over 500 hours of service since the structured volunteer program was launched in 2016.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Mosaic Medical Center - Maryville, call 660-562-7933 or go visit www.mymosaiclifecare.org/Maryville.