COD Nursing Graduate Receives Pin from Flight Nurse Who Cared for Father
Jul 25, 2016 4:36 PM - When College of DuPage student Kelly Procek of Woodridge recently graduated from the Nursing program, she received her pin from a flight nurse in Wisconsin who inspired her own journey. It was also the first time Procek met the nurse, Jon Hagen, although their history goes back almost 15 years. In 2002, Hagen and his flight partner Pam Hillen responded to a one-car rollover crash in Wisconsin in which Procek's father, Tom, was critically injured. Hagen and Hillen airlifted Tom to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wis., performing CPR intermittently. Unfortunately, Tom was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at St. Joseph's.