Phoenix Baptist Hospital surgical services nurse Paul Marstall has been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame.
Marstall is recognized for his compassion and professionalism during one family’s difficult decision to remove a loved one from life support and donate her organs. The patient’s cardiac arrest created a time-sensitive situation in which the family had limited time to say goodbye so the transplant team could retrieve her organs.
Marstall worked to make the patient’s final moments meaningful for the family, going beyond the medical definition of “care” by providing emotional support and guidance in a delicate situation. Due to his professional care, several patients received organ transplants from the patient’s donation.
Marstall was one of seven employees inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame, Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s highest honor for employees. This year’s recipients were chosen from more than 130 nominations.