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Mon Health Medical Center security officer helps rescue baby from locked car

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Russell Leach, a security officer at Mon Health Medical Center, was recently called to assist a patient who accidentally locked their car with a 6-week-old in it at the Mon Health Medical Park.

“I called security and explained the urgency of needing to get the car unlocked,” said Lisa Raber, a registration representative at Mon Health OBGYN. “Within minutes (Russell) was here working extremely fast to get the patient’s car unlocked.”

After no luck opening the driver’s side door, Russell then moved to the passenger’s side and was able to quickly unlock the door within minutes, reuniting a mother and her baby.

“He was so kind and dealt with the situation very quickly and professionally,” Raber said. “The patient was very grateful.”

Russell has been a security officer with Mon Health Medical Center for almost two years. Before joining the hospital, he was an EMT firefighter for 18 years.

Russell was named Mon Health Medical Center’s May 2019 Champion Award winner for going above and beyond his daily duties to ensure patient safety.

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