Madeline Hare has worked for CaroMont Health since February of 2020 as
a CNA, and hopes to continue her education to eventually become a labor
and delivery nurse. But just a few weeks ago, a lunch celebrating the
end of her LPN clinical rotations with fellow Gaston College nursing students,
put Hare’s knowledge and courage to the test.
A restaurant employee was choking in the kitchen. A member of the wait
staff identified the group of nursing students and frantically asked for
assistance, at which time Gaston College nursing instructor Joyce Floyd
attempted to administer the Heimlich maneuver. Floyd could not dislodge
the food due to the height difference between her and the victim. She
requested Hare to step in and supported her with thorough instruction
and guidance. Hare did not hesitate to assist and was able to successfully
administer life-saving first aid to the individual.
“I am so thankful for the support and guidance of my nursing instructor,
Ms. Floyd,” said Hare. “Working with her the past eight weeks
during our clinical rotations, she always goes the extra mile for everyone
she is around, but especially her students. She’s prepared us so
well for our future careers and I’m more confident in my ability
to care for others thanks to her instruction and encouragement.”
Hare has accepted an LPN position with CaroMont Health on an inpatient
unit where she will continue work for the health and safety of others.
For Hare, putting care first is more than just a phrase. It reflects the
true nature of this extraordinary individual and nurse.