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EMS 'Thank You' Barbeque

San Jose, CA — Regional Medical Center of San Jose, a level II Trauma Center, is hosting an annual EMS B-B-Q to thank all of Regional's Emergency Medical Services partners who provide lifesaving services on the front lines.

Thirty-two year old Jennifer Trejo of Morgan Hill will also attend to thank the two Rural Ambulance responders who recently saved her life. The otherwise healthy Trejo collapsed at her home in August from sudden cardiac arrest. While she was clinically dead, her husband performed CPR until EMTs and Paramedics arrived and shocked her heart back into rhythm.

Trejo was transported to Regional Medical Center where a new wireless defibrillator, called the S-ICD (subcutaneous- implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) was implanted to protect her from future cardiac events. Trejo is grateful to be alive and thanks the quick action of her husband and first responders, EMT David Ramos, and Paramedic Samantha Tennison, for her survival. They will meet tomorrow for the first time since the August event.

Rural Ambulance responds to 200-300 medical emergency calls each day, about 200 of which require transport to area hospitals. Regional cares for more than 2500 trauma patients each year.

Regional's ONE TEAM staff is grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and more to serve to more than 450 San Jose Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT's, Ambulance Drivers, and military personnel who usually stop by during the day-long event.

Who

Regional Medical Center of San Jose and County First Emergency Responders

What

Regional's Annual EMS B-B-Q

When

11:00am - 11:00pm Thurs, October 23, 2014
11:00am - 2:00pm: Jennifer Trejo Meets First Responders

Where

Regional Medical Center of San Jose
225 North Jackson Ave
San Jose, CA

Under the helipad outside the Emergency Department

Why

To thank Regional's EMS partners who provide lifesaving services on the front lines.

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