I want to bring to your attention an event that happened on the weekend when I was the intensivist at Baptist South. If it had not been for Meagan Boutin’s persistence and clinical acumen, a patient in the ER would have died. This was a very complicated case, but because of her persistence and refusal to take no for an answer, the patient is alive. I introduced Meagan to the family of the patient and told them that she was singlehandedly responsible for saving the patient’s life. The patient came into the ER with an extreme upper airway obstruction that was misdiagnosed by physicians and only because of Meagan’s persistence was the root cause found in a timely manner, enabling us to intubate, ventilate and ultimately save the patient’s life.
My sister was taking care of my dad in the hospital at Russell Medical Center had a bad breathing spell which at the time we thought she was having a heart attack. The staff at Russell Medical Center got her stable but we wanted her transferred to Baptist South. Meagan Boutin helped make this happen and made sure we were updated on all the procedures she was undergoing. She was also very accommodating to her children as they thought their mom was dying. She went out of her way to keep all of us calm as well, all while taking care of my sister. When my sister got moved to the ICU and later to CCU, Meagan came by to check on her and I feel that’s going above and beyond her work duties. She was so sweet and caring.