Horizon Health Foundation Donates Lifesaving Devices

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The Horizon Health Foundation of East Central Illinois recently donated automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to five local not-for-profit organizations.

Organizations that received AEDs are the Methodist Men’s Club in Paris, Community Bible Church in Paris, Georgetown Public Library, Chester P. Sutton Community Center in Paris, and¬†Chrisman First Church of the Nazarene.

“Not all health issues can be treated at a hospital or doctor's office. Saving lives begins where we are,” explained Dave Frisse, foundation board president. “Increasing the availability of defibrillation equipment is a good use of some of the funds our patients and friends have donated.”

AEDs are battery-operated, portable devices that check the heart's rhythm and sends a shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm. They are used to help people having sudden cardiac arrest.

The Foundation continues to provide funding for a variety of local projects. Projects have included Horizon Health’s EZ Care/NAL Health Clinic, outpatient surgery expansion, and the new Rehabilitation Services building on the Horizon Health campus.

The Foundation appreciates the generous donations it receives. To make a donation, make checks payable to: The Horizon Health Foundation of East Central Illinois, 721 E. Court Street, Paris, IL 61944.