Legacy Meridian Park Kicks Off Heart & Stroke Walk Team Rally with Special Guests

February 13, 2018 -- Join us on Friday, February 16 at 11:00am for Legacy Meridian Park Hospital's kickoff event for the 2018 American Heart Association Oregon & SW Washington Heart & Stroke Walk. The walk itself will take place in June, 2018.

Kirstyn Rossman, Assistant Nurse Manager, at Legacy Meridian Park is the hospital's team coach. In early October, 2017, Rossman entered her first ever event, the Portland Marathon, where she provided lifesaving CPR to a fellow runner. He survived that event and they have become close friends.

At this event, Rossman will be presented with the American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award by Oregon & SW Washington, Executive Director, Lanette Trickey. As a surprise special guest, the man she saved, Dave Brenner, will be there from Breckenridge, CO, to help her receive the award. As a special surprise to Brenner, he will be presented with a 2017 Portland Marathon Finisher Medal as an honorary token of what would have been his 42nd consecutive marathon.

The full program also includes presentations by Metro West Ambulance and Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications on the 'Chain of Survival', a Hands-Only CPR demonstration by Legacy Meridian Park nurses, and heart-healthy information in honor of February being American Heart Month.

Event Details
When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Where: Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Cafeteria
19300 SW 65th Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062

Featured Guests
* Kirstyn Rossman, Legacy Meridian Park Nurse who provided bystander CPR
* Dave Brenner, Portland Marathon runner who received lifesaving CPR
* Russ Cusumano, Emergency Communications Sr. Dispatcher, Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications
* Metro West Ambulance Paramedics who provided ALS care to the patient
* Allyson Anderson, President, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
* Lanette Trickey, Executive Director, American Heart Association, Oregon & SW Washington

Interviews of the featured guests will be available at the conclusion of the program

About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is an Oregon-based nonprofit, tax-exempt organization and, with more than 13,000 employees, is one of the largest private sector employers in the Portland metropolitan area. Legacy Health provides an integrated network of healthcare services, including acute and critical care, inpatient and outpatient treatment, community health education and a variety of specialty services. Legacy's hospitals include: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Randall Children's Hospital, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. Also included in the Legacy system are a hospice agency, a full-service research facility, and specialty and primary care clinics. Visit www.legacyhealth.org

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke -- the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Contact Info:
Piseth Pich, PR/Community Relations, Legacy Health, 971-470-4665, [email protected]


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