Today, Tri-State first responders and community groups were presented with 18 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the Ortho Neuro Pavilion, located on the Deaconess Gateway Campus.
These AEDs are being donated to the following departments and organizations by HeartSaver:
- Friedman Park Conference Center (1)
- Henderson Police Department (3)
- Princeton Police Department (1)
- Village of Carrier Mills Fire Department (3)
- Henderson City/County Rescue Squad (2)
- Evansville Christian Health Clinic (1)
- Ronald McDonald House (Gateway) (1)
- Posey County Sheriff (3)
- Castle South Middle School (1)
- Caring Friends Daycare Ministry (1)
- Spencer County High School (1)
AED training was provided on-site as part of the presentation.
The purchase of these AEDs was made possible through support from community individuals and businesses. Visit www.deaconess.com/heartsaver
to learn more.
HeartSaver is a program of The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway and Deaconess Foundation created to reduce sudden death through placement of life-saving AEDs in the Tri-State. The HeartSaver committee has placed more than 500 AEDs in schools, community centers, first responder vehicles, and other large gathering places throughout the region. To date, at least 11 lives have been saved by using HeartSaver-donated AEDs.
An AED is a portable device that can send an electric shock to the heart in an attempt to restore normal heart rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Sudden cardiac arrest usually causes death if it’s not treated within minutes. Using an AED on a person having SCA may save the person’s life.