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Lima Memorial Donates to Jackson Center EMS
Lima Memorial Hospital donated over $6,000 in life-saving
equipment to the Jackson Center EMS on July 12. Lifepak 12, an
advanced cardiac monitoring system, enables emergency workers to
transmit real-time data from the ambulance directly to the ER.
"This equipment can mean the difference between life or death,"
says Doug LaRue, Lima Memorial's Emergency Room Coordinator. "It
alerts the ER staff to a patient's heart condition before they even
arrive, enabling the patient to bypass the ER in some cases and go
straight to the cath lab."
Jackson Center, a small village in Shelby County, boasts an all
volunteer rescue squad that responds to around 200 calls per year.
The squad operates on a limited budget, so rescue workers are
thrilled to receive this donation of advanced equipment, says
Lima Memorial has donated cardiac equipment to more than 20
local rescue squads.