Daniel Tobin, above, and Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, where he’s worked since 2014
POTTSTOWN PA – Daniel Tobin, a registered nurse who has worked at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center since 2014, has been named its February Employee of the Month for heroic actions in helping to subdue a disorderly patient, according to a hospital press release.
Tobin, who also is a coach with the Pottsgrove Wrestling Club, recently was working in the PMMC emergency department, 1600 E. High St., when a patient there “assaulted a local police officer,” the release stated. “Daniel did not hesitate to intervene in this precarious situation; he wrestled the patient to the floor and secured the officer’s handgun. Daniel’s primary concern was the safety of surrounding patients, staff members, and the police officer.”
PMMC employees “take pride in establishing a culture that champions healthier communities and patient-centered care,” said Richard Newell, its chief executive officer. “Daniel exemplifies our core values and mission through his dedication to our patients and hospital.”
Each month PMMC recognizes employees nominated by their colleagues for the employee of the month award. They are honored for exhibiting qualities of what the hospital calls its “pillars of excellence:” service, growth, finance, people, and quality. “Daniel … was chosen under the service, growth and people pillars for routinely going above and beyond for patients and staff,” the release said.
Tobin photo from PMMC