Perfect timing and quick action saved John Williams’ life when his neighbor, Mary Jean Potylycki, RN, came home early from work to find him in cardiac arrest. Potylycki, Director of Clinical Practice for Patient Care Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network, knew just what to do.
"I feel so thankful that I was in the right place at the right time to come to John's assistance," says Potylycki. "I believe I reacted the same way any health care worker would."
As a neighbor and friend for more than 20 years, Potylycki was aware of his health concerns and knew to look out for signs of trouble.
Williams' medical history includes a bypass surgery, a heart attack, quadruple bypass surgery and peripheral artery disease, so he maintains an exercise routine to stay healthy. This routine often includes mowing the lawn and spending time outside in his garden.