Montgomery County Hospital District’s First Responder Recognition and Keith Madison’s Expressed Gratitude
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Keith Madison was going about his day as usual this past May when the unthinkable happened. While driving in town, and without warning, Keith suffered cardiac arrest, which resulted in a wrecked vehicle and Keith needing emergency assistance. Time was ticking away and, with every minute that passed, Keith was moving further and further away from survival. He would have died that day, if not for the heroic work of Montgomery County Hospital District paramedics and firefighters from the South Montgomery County Fire Department.
This week, Keith and his family took part in a wonderful recognition ceremony at the MCHD Administration main building. This event honored the first responders that provided Keith with additional days to experience life with his family. Keith is a loving father and husband that was grateful for the help he received. This ceremony not only honored the men and women that responded to Keith’s emergency, but it allowed Keith the opportunity to shake the hands and hug the necks of the people that helped save him.
When asked what he would like to tell the first responders that saved his life, Keith said, “I just want to thank you and that I am at a loss for words. I don't know what to say, but without them I wouldn't be here.”
In addition to the speeches from MCHD paramedics, firefighters from the South Montgomery County Fire Department, and Keith himself, the first responders involved were all presented with MCHD Lifesaver Awards.
Randy Johnson, CEO of Montgomery County Hospital District said, “It’s always a great feeling when we’re able to see the impact our paramedics can have on a person’s life. To see Mr. Madison doing so well makes me so proud of this team and everything they do, day in and day out.”
Chief Mike Johnson – A-Shift Battalion Chief - District 1 – said, “In my 45 years of doing this, this is what it's all about. You know, every time we save a life, especially as a team, all that training and all that effort, it all pays off for the civilians that support us.”
Scott Sanders, District Chief - Montgomery County Hospital District said, “In this situation, everything worked out exactly how it should have worked out. We saved Mr. Madison. Everything worked perfectly to be able to allow us to meet here today.”
About the Montgomery County Hospital District
MCHD is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. MCHD was established through special legislation in 1977 to provide healthcare to the indigent residents of Montgomery County. In addition to its legislation charge to provide indigent care through its Health Care Assistance Program (HCAP), MCHD operates the county’s 911 ambulance service, manages the county’s Public Health District and offers a variety of community and professional education programs.
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