Glen Phillips, a marathon runner who recently suffered a heart attack while running on a trail in Elysian Park, returned to Dignity Health — Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center this week to thank those who saved his life in person, including his physicians, care team members and the L.A. city paramedics.
After a good Samaritan called 911, Glen was rushed to the STEMI Receiving Center at the hospital, where doctors performed lifesaving measures. Phillips spent several days in the ICU but has miraculously made an almost complete recovery.
Phillips presented the team in attendance who helped save his life with medals as a token of his appreciation. This thank you gift is symbolic of the finisher medals participants receive when finishing a marathon race.
First published in the June 3 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.