2007-07-20 / Community

Badamo Family Says 'Thank You'To PHC

Hospital Staffers Praised For Heroic Efforts

Peninsula Hospital Center physicians, nurses and staff of the Emergency Department were among many honored for their April 13, 2007 heroic rescue of Ian Terriberry, a two year old from Broad Channel who was found drowning in his backyard pool. Neighbors, Peter and Wendy Keane, immediately administered CPR, which was continued by the EMT's from the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps on their way to the hospital. By the time Ian reached Peninsula Hospital Center, he was extremely critical, with no vital signs. Dr. Olawepo, Associate Director, Pediatrics, led the Emergency Department team by continuing pediatric advanced life support measures, which led to the return of Ian's vital signs and the subsequent transfer to Schneider Children's Hospital. "Ian received continual CPR - no one ever gave up hope and his recovery is nothing short of a miracle," explains Dr. Olawepo. "Most of these accidents do not have such positive outcomes." The Badamo Family hosted a brunch at the Bayview Restaurant in Broad Channel to thank all of those responsible for saving Ian's life. Pictured (r-l) back: Jennifer Badamo and son Ian, Dr. Kevin Roy, Critical Care Team/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Schneider Children's Hospital, Peninsula Hospital Center staff: Vicky Backus, RN, Nursing Director, Emergency Department; Tom Haanraddts, RN, Emergency Department; Dr. Olajide Olawepo, Associate Director, Pediatrics; Irene Pinckney, RN, Emergency Department, Wendy Keane and David Fein, Paramedic, NYFD EMS. Front: Broad Channel Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps. Paramedics Richard Hawkins and Linda Porcheddu, Asst. Chief, Joseph Nocerino and Dr. Freida Lozanoff, Emergency Department, PHC.

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