Cardiac Arrest Victim Receives Aid From Wyckoff YMCA Members, Staff

The Y released a 'note of thanks' to members, staff and emergency responders who treated a man who went into cardiac arrest in the fitness center Monday morning.

The Wyckoff YMCA submitted the following letter to Patch Tuesday, which recognizes staff members, Y patrons, and the township's emergency responders for their response to a man who suffered a cardiac arrest in the facility's fitness center at about 6 a.m. Monday.

The Y titled the following, "a note of gratitude."

Early [Monday] morning at the Y, one of our members unfortunately suffered cardiac arrest while in our fitness center.  

A quick thinking morning staff were first responders to the member. Cathy Greene, Morning Manager, and Faith Grohmann, Fitness Trainer, immediately followed the Y's emergency protocols. Lifesaving measures were initiated.  

Three Y members, Pam Abma, Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Christine Lovino, Nurse Practitioner and Joy Abma, nursing student were in the building at the time and quickly arrived on the scene to lend their medical expertise.  

Shortly after, the Wyckoff Police and Ambulance Corps responded to the call and as always, provided professional support.   

Because of the fine efforts of our staff, members, volunteers and police, the gentleman survived and was transported to the hospital where he has an encouraging prognosis.

We applaud Pam, Christine, Joy, Cathy and Faith as well as our dynamic early morning crew. We appreciate the cooperation of the many members who were in the fitness center during this very serious time period.  

This incident reminds us that emergencies occur when we least expect them.  [Monday], thankfully, we were well prepared. Together, a well-trained and caring staff/member team made all the difference in our Y community. Thank you.

- Wyckoff YMCA


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