HC to host press conference for recipients of Parkview Huntington Hospital AED initiative

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2004-04-20
Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College will be one of several not-for-profit agencies in Huntington County to receive automated external defibrillators (AED) from Parkview Huntington Hospital. The community organizations will receive the AEDs at a press conference on Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at 1:30 p.m., in the in the lobby of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington College.

Mr. Ron Coffey, vice president of student development at Huntington College, will provide opening remarks at the presentation. Community recipients will be announced at the press conference.

A staff member of Parkview Huntington Hospital and American Heart Association/Health Wellness Services will be on hand to demonstrate use of the device. Recipient agency representatives will each have the opportunity to try out the device in a simulation.

The AED initiative, by way of Parkview Huntington Hospital’s Community Health Improvement Program, will provide up to $65,145 to purchase and place the devices in several not-for-profit agencies in Huntington County.

The mission of the Parkview Huntington Hospital’s Community Health Improvement Program is to seek partners and develop initiatives to improve the health of the community. In addition to providing healthcare-related grants to area not-for-profit agencies, the program is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to initiate gifts that will positively impact the community’s health. This initiative is the result of that proactive approach.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. USNews & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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