Afua Asare, Cardiology and Aarika Paolo, Dermatology

March 2014 Golden Rose Recipient

Afua Asare, Cardiology and Aarika Paolo, Dermatology

Frequently managers state how proud they are of their staff but it is rare to have the pleasure to state honored they are to have excellent staff. I am honored to have these two LPN's on staff - Afua and Aarika. While returning from lunch, they recognized a man in need of immediate medical intervention. The man's heart stopped while he sat out front of OHSU Center for Health and Healing. These two young nurses immediately jumped into action, performing life-saving CPR and using an AED. They were able to restart his heart and stabilize him as the EMS arrived. After the event, their concern was that they went over time at lunch. Gotta love heroes. Always worried about the other guy.                                      

Submitted by David Schlighting, Dermatology