Published on July 15, 2010

Baptist North Mississippi Nurse Saved a Life on Vacation

OXFORD, Miss. - Baptist North Mississippi emergency room nurse manager Jamie Holloway recently used her medical training while on vacation to help a person in need.

Holloway was at a show at Sea World with her husband and son when a fellow park guest passed out and didn't have a pulse. Holloway was able to reach him in time to perform cardiac thump, which is used in response to cardiac arrest when CPR isn't possible. She was able to re-start the patient's heart and she stayed with the patient until the emergency medical technicians arrived.

"Even though you're on vacation, you're not really on vacation," said Holloway. "This is why God put us in these roles."

Holloway suggests that medical professionals always be ready to react immediately should they find themselves in similar situations. The hospital offers CPR classes to those who are interested. Please call 662-513-1602 for the class schedule and availability.

Baptist North Mississippi is a 217-bed hospital in Oxford, Miss., that offers a variety of services, including cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, the Baptist Centers for Cancer Care and a 24-hour emergency room. A recent expansion project brought a new emergency department, additional surgery suites and patient rooms and enhanced outpatient services. Since the hospital became affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1989, Baptist has invested more than $140 million into the facility. For more information, please call 662-232-8100 or visit


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