Belton Regional Medical Center will honor dispatchers and first responders for their courageous actions to save a young Raymore woman’s life in Dec. 2016. This event recognizes EMS heroes for their contributions to the care of patients and reunites them for the purpose of extending a collective community thank you.

Twenty-nine-year-old Kayli Welvaert is grateful for the entire team who helped save her life on Dec. 12, 2016: for dispatchers who answered a frantic 9-1-1 call from her boyfriend and instructed him in doing compressions until first responders arrived. Discovering she was in cardiac arrest, the paramedics were able to revive her with CPR before transporting her by ambulance to Belton Regional Medical Center where the emergency room physician, Hilary A. Petersen, M.D., and team stabilized the young woman. 

Belton Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Todd Krass expresses his enthusiasm for the event.

“The Great Save allows us to recognize the extraordinary concerted effort made each day to deliver high-quality, compassionate healthcare to patients in life-threatening situations like Kayli,” he says. “We have the privilege of working with the Kansas City area’s first responders that represent some of the most skilled professionals and empathetic hearts. Their work is nothing short of heroic.”

Belton Regional Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.