February 3, 2016
We are so proud to introduce you to our February Epic Staff Superstar: Ronn Long! Ronn is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been employed with Epic since October 2015.
During one of Ronn’s recent shifts, he was working with a 24/7 adult private duty nursing patient with Cerebral Palsy. While at the patient’s home, Ronn began smelling smoke. When he went to investigate the source, he found smoke coming out from underneath a bedroom door. As he opened the door, he was thrown back, as the whole room was engulfed in flames.
Ronn immediately ran and picked up our patient and took him outside to safety. The patient was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and spent a month in the hospital until the family secured new housing.
The patient and Ronn have recovered, but the experience was very overwhelming for all involved. He saved his patient’s life, with no concern of his own. For this, Ronn is a hero and very deserving of much praise, thanks, and recognition, including our Epic Staff Superstar award! His fellow team members describe Ronn as a “wonderfully caring and spiritual person,” and we can see why! We are so grateful for Ron’s bravery and commitment to service. Thanks Ronn!