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Crozer-Keystone Caregivers Honored by Delco District Attorney for Care Given to Police Officers

Delaware County District Attorney G. Michael Green honored Crozer-Keystone Health system physicians, nurses, emergency medical services professionals and other employees for providing life-saving medical care to Delaware County public servants at the district attorney’s annual Order of Merit Award Ceremony on Jan. 12 at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center. At the event, Green honored the heroic actions of Luis Rodriquez, Chester Housing Authority Police; Raymond Blohm, Upper Darby Police; and Carmen “Skip” Damiani, Delaware County Constables.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center received the Order of Merit for Community Service for saving Rodriquez’s life on June 29, 2010, after he was shot while responding to a burglary. Among the Crozer representatives attending the event were Patrick Gavin, president of Crozer; Riad Cachecho, M.D., medical director of the Crozer Regional Trauma Center; and Allen Gabroy, M.D., the trauma surgeon who performed surgery on Rodriquez; and leadership from Crozer EMS and the medical center’s Emergency Department and Shock Trauma Unit.

Delaware County Memorial Hospital received the Order of Merit for Community Service for saving Blohm’s life after he was shot four times in a confrontation on May 21, 2010. Members of the DCMH Paramedic Unit, including director Tim Mengel, attended the event.

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