Telecare’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kent Eller, happened to be in the right place at the right time to potentially save someone’s life. While returning to his car from shopping at Safeway in Alameda, he noticed a young man passed out in the parking lot. After an assessment, he thought the man might have overdosed on opioids.
As Dr. Eller raced to grab his Narcan, the man woke up. Luckily, he hadn’t overdosed. Their conversation afterwards, however, might have changed this man’s life forever.
What Makes a Hero in Action?
Just like the Telecare Heroes program, Heroes in Action are nominated by their peers for demonstrating Telecare’s values in their everyday lives. They’re willing to not only share but show their personal stories with the organization — through videos, photos and more.