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Danny's Story

'While supervising MedEx’s South Base, Danny suffered cardiac arrest'

Danny Neczek is a seasoned EMT and Operations Supervisor with 20 years of experience at MedEx Ambulance! 

On the evening of March 3rd, 2023 during the Employee Appreciation Day celebration at MedEx’s South Base, Danny suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Thankfully, Danny was in the company of five EMTs and three Paramedics.  The MedEx team sprang into action, administering resuscitative measures for a staggering 22 minutes before successfully bringing Danny back to life.

Rushed to the University of Illinois Hospital, Danny was placed in a hypothermic coma.

Against all odds, 10 days later, Danny was discharged from the hospital with NO lasting effects from the incident.  Today, he’s not just back to active duty but serves as a living testament to the crucial work that EMS professionals do every single day.  

Danny was recently recongized by the American Ambulance Association as they celebrated the contributions of EMS professionals.  The MedEx crews that worked to save Danny’s life shines a spotlight on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infastructure.  

 Danny’s remarkable recovery is a powerful reminder of the resilience and dedication within the EMS community. Let’s celebrate Danny’s journey and honor the incredible work of all EMS professionals including those that helped Danny:

• Willie Birden, CCEMT-P
• Gordon Davis, EMT-P
• Andrew Durham, EMT-P
• Brian Glad, EMT-B
• Langston White, EMT-B
• Nashita Patel, EMT-B
• Kayla Howard, EMT-B
• Katja Mestrom, EMT-B
• Jasper Johnson, EMT-B
• Laura Wagner, Operations Supervisor
• Kevin Hahn, Operations Manager
• Joe Elkin, Risk Manager