USA Medical Center employee Travis Williams, front row center, was presented a Citizen Valor Award in ceremonies in front of the hospital. Flanking Williams are Warren Greene, director of environmental services and Beth Anderson, hospital administrator. Back row, from left, are Elmer Sellers, assistant administrator; Michael Peterson, associate director of environmental services; Billy Pappas, Mobile Fire-Rescue assistant chief; and Porsha Black, Mobile Fire-Rescue firemedic.
MOBILE - Officials with Mobile Fire-Rescue recently presented a Citizen Valor Award to University of South Alabama Medical Center employee Travis Williams because of his actions in helping another citizen who was in medical distress.
On Sept. 2, Mobile Fire-Rescue firemedics responded to the report of "a man down" on board a Mobile WAVE transit bus at Bel Air Mall. Upon arrival, firemedics found an approximately 40-year-old male unconscious seated in the rear of the bus. There was a young man standing behind him, later identified as Williams, who was physically supporting the victim so that he would not fall over onto the bus floor.
Williams advised the firemedics that he recognized the man had something wrong with him and had the bus driver stop and call 911. Williams also told them he had a relative that was a diabetic and the victim showed signs of having the same problem.
Firemedics checked the victim's blood sugar and it turned out Williams was correct; he had low blood sugar. The victim was transported to the hospital, treated and released. The firemedics reported that Williams was "extremely helpful."
Williams is employed as a Custodial Worker II at USAMC.