Day Off Favor Turned Lifesaver: Donna’s Cardiac Arrest Story

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Story Summary

February 27, 2023, was supposed to be a day off for Donna Pond, RN. But instead of tending her garden, painting or playing with her dogs, she went to work at University Hospital excited.

A longtime emergency nurse and educator on campus and in the community, Pond loves her job as MU Health Care’s stroke program coordinator. Working with and teaching nursing and medical students is its own reward because Pond gets to touch the lives of hundreds of patients through the people she teaches.

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