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Canyon Lake Paramedic Austin Childers Selected as “Hero of the Quarter” by CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels June 30, 2021

New Braunfels, TX – CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels is pleased to announce our first “Hero of the Quarter” of 2021. This recognition will go to a local member of law enforcement, the fire department or EMS who exhibits extraordinary compassion, lifesaving measures and dedication to improving health care in our community. After receiving several nominations from the public, Canyon Lake Fire Department paramedic Austin Childers was the recipient of this “Hero of the Quarter” award.

Childers was nominated for the determination he demonstrated with a patient just before Memorial Day Weekend. He was lead medic on a crew that responded to a call for an unresponsive tuber who was in cardiac arrest, along with concerns of drowning. Childers led CPR administration while the patient was carried up the embankment and taken to the ambulance.

Childers took control of the patient and began administering life-saving measures while on the way to CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels. Even after arriving at the hospital, Childers and his crew provided more assistance, working with the patient for an additional 40 minutes. The ER physician and nurse who also helped this patient said they were in awe of Childers’ technical and clinical skills, along with his ability to handle the high-pressure situation during challenging circumstances.

Childers was presented with a plaque and gift basket for being selected as “Hero of the Quarter.” CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels congratulates him for this honor and sincerely thanks him for going above and beyond in service to our community.

“We cannot overstate the importance of our great working relationship with our local EMS providers. That partnership ensures that we can provide the people of New Braunfels and beyond the highest quality of care when they need it most,” said Alex Reynolds, President, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels. “This ‘Hero of the Quarter’ award is just one way to recognize the tremendous work they do every day.”