The Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion, Post 215, in LaGrange recently received an AED (automated external defibrillator). The AED will be kept at the Legion’s facility to have on hand in case of an emergency.
If someone is having a heart attack, the AED talks the rescuer – even a lay person – through each step of its use, providing the intervention needed to restart a person’s heart even before the ambulance arrives. The AED, along with training on its use supplied by LaGrange EMS staff, is a gift funded by Parkview LaGrange Hospital’s Community Health Improvement program.
Photo caption: Members of the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion, Post 215, accept a new automated defibrillator device (AED) from Parkview LaGrange Hospital COO, Rob Myers. Pictured with Myers are (from left) Cindy Devine, Treasurer; Shirley Helmuth, President; Rita Spoelman, Sergeant of Arms; Trudy Manderfeld, Chaplin; Marcy Lothamer, Secretary; and members Becky Connelly and Ann Preston.