Alumna Credits Undergraduate Training For Life-Saving Actions In Monroe County

In Niagara News, by , on November 6th, 2013

On May 5, Samantha Elliott, while working the overnight shift as a night auditor at the Renaissance Del Monte Lodge Hotel & Spa in Pittsford, N.Y., responded to the room of a guest who had suffered an apparent heart attack. Upon her arrival, she took immediate and lifesaving actions by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, until she was relieved by responding personnel.

The guest was rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery. Elliott was later told that the man was recovering well and was discharged from the hospital in about a week.

For her bravery, Elliott, a 2012 graduate of Niagara University, was presented with the Civilian Service Award during the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s 11th Annual Awards Luncheon on Sept. 26.

Read more about Samantha’s remarkable story by clicking here.