Robert Harting and his fiancée Deb were swimming at Makena Beach when Robert began suffering heart attack symptoms. After assistance from the lifeguard and two MMMC nurses (Corinne Mongelli and Amie Hitt) who also happened to be at the beach that day, Robert was taken by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center where the Cardiac team was waiting and performed an angioplasty and inserted a stent into his closed artery.
"I had a major heart attack, the kind you normally don't survive, that without the intervention of strangers who had never met me until that day, I would not be here now," said Robert.
"Corinne and Amie are exceptional human beings, to get involved and help when most people would look the other way, they are both true heroes and I owe them my life."
"The caliber of people employed at Maui Memorial is exceptional, from Corinne and Amie the two brave heroes on the beach, to everyone I dealt with until I was released; I never felt like a patient, they made me feel like I was part of their family."
"Dr. Lee who led the Cardiac team, in my opinion the best doctor I have ever encountered. He was thoughtful, kind and went out of his way to explain and assure that all our questions were answered. His bedside manner and the level of commitment to his patients is seldom seen, truly one of a kind and the hospital should be thrilled to have him on staff. Then the daytime RN, Amy Klann, last but certainly not least. She made what could have been a horrible situation a pleasant experience, how many people can say that about their stay at a hospital! She treated every one of her patients like they were all that mattered. I never felt neglected or unimportant, no matter how busy or tired she seemed, she always had a smile and truly cared for the people she was assigned."
"It is a rare thing to have so many exceptional people working at one place and I would highly recommend Maui Memorial Medical Center to anyone that needed health care…..they could not be in better hands. Due to them I am alive today and have a second chance at life, I am truly grateful to everyone that touched my heart."