Alicia Watley, LPN & Hannah Watley, RN
While at church, Mark Adkins collapsed in a room behind the altar. Within minutes, Alicia Watley, LPN & Hannah Watley, RN, were at his side and started CPR. They used an automated external defibrillator (AED) to send an electric shock to his heart to try to restore his heart rhythm. Others called for an ambulance, and Alicia and Hannah along with Dr. Marcus Stokes assisted EMS at the church and en route to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. Once in the Emergency Room, doctors and nurses worked quickly to save his life. Once stabilized, the ER team transferred him to a facility with cardiac surgery capabilities. Thanks to the initial efforts of Alicia and Hannah as well as Dr. Stokes and the continuing care in NRMC’s ER, Mark had minimal damage to his heart. Alicia and Hannah recently visited Mark and his wife Lanie while he was in cardiac rehabilitation, and they were pleased to see his recovery.