At age 54, then Deborah Jones, didn't think she had any serious health issues. She had asthma and high blood pressure, but those were being controlled by medication. So when she began having breathing difficulties on an October morning in 2014, she assumed it was the asthma acting up. Instead she was experiencing a life-threatening heart attack that would take her to Capital Regional Medical Center for expert care.
Andrew Atkinson knows what quality cardiac care is. It's not just because he is a registered nurse caring for patients in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Capital Regional Medical Center. It's because he's also been a patient in that same unit and credits the team with saving his life.