“My instincts kicked right in, I didn’t hesitate.”

1524814_10152126943319219_270027824_nAlisha Noel, RN, a nurse educator at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, was working out at her local gym last week when she saved a man’s life.

Noel sprang to action when she noticed a commotion in one of the racquetball rooms. A man was lying on the ground, unresponsive, without a pulse. Noel immediately began performing CPR and did so for five minutes, ultimately using the automated external defibrillator. The man came to just before EMS arrived on the scene and transported him to the hospital. Noel, who has worked at Sinai-Grace for 17 years, said it was the first time she’d encountered a situation like this while off-the-clock.

“My instincts kicked right in,” she said. “I didn’t hesitate.”

Noel has since been in contact with the victim, who is doing fine and will be released from the hospital today. He was grateful she was there and wants to meet her in person to show his appreciation.

“I’m so happy he’s doing well,” Noel said.

Join us in congratulating Noel for her heroic efforts in and out of the hospital.

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