Ron is all too familiar with the inner workings of an emergency room, being on an anesthesia care team, but the last thing he ever expected was going into a hospital as a patient.

He actually thought his fatigue and chest pain were just stress, so he wrote it off. He woke up in the middle of the night with unrelenting chest discomfort, immediately took a baby aspirin and called 911.

Ron told the ambulance crew to take him to Redmond Regional. As a healthcare professional, he wanted to go to a hospital with reputable cardiac experts and open heart surgery capabilities, just in case he was having a heart attack.

Fortunately, Ron made the call. Not only was he having a heart attack, he needed triple bypass surgery. He chose to come to the ER, rather than run the risk of permanent heart damage.