WHO: Patients Donnie Barber, David Govro and Hollie Dixon and Physicians and EMS Providers

WHAT: Great Save Event

WHEN: 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WHERE: Belton Regional Medical Center Cafeteria


WHY: Belton Regional Medical Center will honor and reunite First Responders with three patients whose lives were saved due to quick and courageous actions.  This annual event recognizes EMS heroes for their contributions to the care of each patient and reunites them for the purpose of extending a collective community thank you. 

Belton Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Todd Krass expresses his enthusiasm for the event. “This unique Great Save allows us to recognize the remarkable collaborative effort made each day in delivering high-quality, compassionate healthcare to these patients,” he says. “We have the privilege of working every day with Kansas City’s First Responders who represent some of the most skilled professionals and most compassionate hearts in healthcare. Their work in helping patients is nothing short of heroic.”

Belton Regional Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.

The patients who will be recognized at the Belton Regional Medical Center Great Save include: 

Donnie Barber, Stroke: The 48-year-old Freeman, Missouri, resident was treated and transported by the Central Cass County Fire Protection District & Dolan West-Dolan Fire Department to the Belton Regional Medical Center Emergency Department on Dec. 29, 2015 with stroke symptoms. The clot-busting drug, tPA, was administered; after Barber was stabilized he was transferred to Research Medical Center by Belton Fire & EMS for further treatment.  Barber is going through outpatient therapy and doing well and although he still has some side effects from the stroke, they are decreasing.

David Govro, Heart Attack: The 43-year-old Peculiar, Missouri, resident was brought to the Belton Regional Medical Center Emergency Department on December 13, 2015; his wife brought him during a holiday party they were hosting when he began to complain of chest pain and flu-like symptoms. Once stabilized, Belton Fire & EMS transferred Govro to Research Medical Center for cardiovascular procedures. Govro is recovering well from his heart attack and has an incredible, life-saving message for the community as he is reunited with those who saved his life.  

Hollie Dixon, Trauma: The 18-year-old college student was in a rollover car accident on U.S. Route 71/Interstate 49 with her twin sister, Halle, on October 5, 2015 and was brought to the Belton Regional Medical Center Emergency Room by the Belton Fire & EMS.  Dixon was wearing her seat belt; the air bags were deployed on impact. Belton Regional Medical Center board-certified Trauma Surgeon Robert Troiani, M.D. assessed and admitted Dixon with a punctured lung, among other injuries. Dixon’s twin sister arrived at the hospital’s Emergency Department by personal vehicle, but did not sustain extensive injuries.