January 12th, 2016
perkasie officer recognition

Perkasie police Officer David Mantz holds the commendation he received from Mark Horne (left), senior vice president and chief operating officer of Grand View Health; Sellersville Mayor Thomas C. Hufnagle; and Perkasie police Chief Steven Hillias (right).

On Monday, January 11, 2016, Police Officer, David Mantz of the Perkasie Borough Police Department was recognized by Grand View Health at the Sellersville Borough Council Meeting for saving the life of a Sellersville resident.

On November 29, 2015, the Perkasie Borough Police Department was dispatched to a “911” call for an unresponsive patient. Upon arrival with his partner, Police Officer, David Mantz, immediately initiated CPR and applied an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to deliver a shock to the patient. Additional CPR was conducted by Officer Mantz and the patient regained a pulse.

Grand View Health Emergency Medical Services EMT’s and paramedics arrived on the scene to provide advanced patient care to the patient, with the assistance of St. Luke’s Emergency Medical Services. The patient was stabilized and treated by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Grand View, admitted to the hospital then released to go home five days later.

According to Grand View Health EMS Operations Supervisor and EMS Chief, Everitt F. Binns, Ph.D., “This was a terrific outcome for the patient and presented clear evidence that the CPR Chain of Survival is effective.” The CPR Chain of Survival includes recognition and activation of the emergency response system, immediate high quality CPR, rapid defibrillation, basic and advanced emergency medical services, advanced life support and post arrest care.

Grand View Health Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Horne, presented Officer Mantz with a Certificate of Recognition for his courageous efforts to initiate emergency care to an unresponsive patient and his outstanding commitment to protect the members of our local community.