OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital is proud to announce their recent donation of $15,000 to the Southeast Hardin – Northwest Union Joint Firefighters made possible by the OhioHealth Foundation Wellness Programs and Services Fund.
The fund is available to OhioHealth system hospitals to support educational and community-based programs to prevent disease and injury, improve health and enhance the quality of life.
The donation has enabled the department to reach their fundraising goal of $40,000 to purchase equipment, a Lucas 3 (automated chest compression device) and a LifePak 15 which will allow them to cover basic and advanced life support emergency medical services.
“I am humbled by the support of all the businesses and organizations that have made the purchase of these life-saving purchases possible for the entire community,” said EMS Chief Travis Bahan. “Thanks to everyone who helped us purchase these tool that will help make our community even safer.”
The LifePak 15 is a cardiac monitor that has a 12-lead EKG (heart monitor), end tidal CO2, and a wireless modem which allows vital information to be transmitted directly to the hospital from the site of the emergency.
“Receiving vital information before the patient arrives to the emergency department enables the physician and staff to start a plan of treatment which saves valuable time and can be potentially life-saving,” said OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Medical Director, Andrew Hughes, MD.