For Immediate Release August 03, 2016

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Kathryn Leiter:

Richard Smith, an MA who works in Neurosurgery practice at BWMC, was recently honored for helping save a patient's life when he recognized some troubling signs and acted quickly.

During the triage process, Smith noticed something was wrong, as the patients arm and hand were numb and his blood pressure was very high. He stayed with the patient to confirm, then notified Dr. Amiel Bethel who examined the patient and sent him to the ER. The patient was suffering from a brain hemorrhage, but because of Smith's thoroughness and quick thinking, the patient survived.