Pharmacist honored for saving man’s life

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Posted: May 16, 2014

The Winchester Star

Bergin was honored by officials from Winchester Medical Center, Winchester Fire and Rescue and the American Heart Association Thursday for saving the life of customer Jim Bergquist.
Martin’s food markets pharmacist Paul Bergin holds the Heartsaver Hero Award he was presented during a ceremony Thursday as he chats with Winchester resident Jim Bergquist (center) and Valley Health interventional cardiologist Manish Jhawar in the Martin’s on Pleasant Valley Road. Bergin and Jhawar saved Bergquist’s life on Feb. 6 when he collapsed due to a heart attack in the store’s parking lot. Bergin provided CPR until paramedics arrived, and Jhawar placed a stent in his heart at WMC. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Three months ago, Jim Bergquist’s heart stopped in a Martin’s supermarket parking lot.

Thanks to bystanders, including pharmacist Paul Bergin, Bergquist — who has since turned 55 — is…

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