Prowers Medical Center – Celebrating a Life and Those Who Saved It

Like most parties, there was cake and punch, gifts, and of course, lots of photos to capture important moments. But this was no ordinary celebration.

Ten-year-old Garrett Miller was the guest of honor at a get-together at Prowers Medical Center on July 22, and the attendees were many of the medical providers who played a part in saving his life. His school nurse was there, along with an OR tech and two surgeons who operated on him. Even CareConnect – the La Junta-based air ambulance – showed up and gave Garrett a personal tour of the helicopter that whisked him from Lamar to UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs after he suffered a life-threatening injury on his school’s playground.

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