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Brunswick Medical Clinic Recognized with Clinical Save Award

February 09, 2024

From left, Brent Dickerson, paramedic with Chariton County Ambulance District, presented Trent Link FNP-BC with the ZOLL Clinical Save Award. Trent was nominated for the award by CCAD.

BRUNSWICK, Mo. – In honor of American Heart Month, Carroll County Memorial Hospital and Jefferson Medical Group would like to share a true story about the importance of heart health.

Heart disease continues to be the greatest health threat to Americans and is still the leading cause of death worldwide, according to the American Heart Association.

Jefferson Medical Group’s Brunswick Medical Clinic and Trent Link FNP-BC were recently recognized with the Clinical Save Award through ZOLL Medical Corporation. Trent and the clinic were nominated for this award by Chariton County Emergency Medical Services.

This award was presented to Link for continually setting an example of excellence through courage, loyalty and a passion for what he does. The Heroes for Life program recognizes and honors “unexpected heroes” who have helped save the life of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victim with a ZOLL AED.

“Our goal is to broaden public awareness of the importance of knowing CPR and how to use an AED,” said Elijah A. White, ZOLL Resuscitation. “By asking bystanders who helped save the life of an SCA victim, SCA survivors, and professional rescuers to share their stories whenever a ZOLL AED is used, more lives can be saved.”

An individual was brought to the Brunswick Medical Clinic who was unresponsive and pulseless. Clinic staff jumped into action. Link began CPR, called for assistance and an AED. Link continued providing support to EMS after their arrival. The patient regained a pulse and had breath sounds before EMS transport.

“Trent’s quick actions, along with the others who assisted during the event, were essential in stabilizing the patient,” CCMH Safety & Risk Coordinator Megan Griffin stated. “We truly appreciate the skill and care everyone showed to help a patient in need.”

“It is very important to be able to know lifesaving skills in the event of an emergency,” Link said. “It is also equally important to live healthy and have your preventative screenings done when recommended.”

As we celebrate American Health, remember in most cases, heart disease is preventable when people adopt a healthy lifestyle, which includes not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, treating high blood pressure, getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week and getting regular checkups.

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website or call 660-542-1695.

Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit