Horizon Health EMS Donates AEDs to Community

Horizon Health EMS Donates AEDs to Community

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Applications for free devices being accepted

Horizon Health EMS is donating automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to organizations in need.

The AEDs are available to area not-for-profit organizations through an application process. Applications are available at MyHorizonHealth.org/AED through Tuesday, April 30.

“AEDs can help save lives,” said Randi Bohannon, Horizon Health Foundation Executive Director. “This donation demonstrates our commitment to supporting healthcare—beyond the walls our organization.”

Having access to an AED can significantly improve the chance of survival before EMS arrives. “Minutes matter in a cardiac arrest,” added Adam Webb, EMS Manager. “That is why having access to an AED in the community is important.”

AEDs are battery-operated, portable devices that check the heart's rhythm and send a shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm. They are used to help people having sudden cardiac arrest. Organizations that are awarded an AED will receive training from Horizon Health Emergency Medical Services, if needed.

For more information, contact Adam Webb at 217-466-4131 or Awebb@myhorizonhealth.org.

The Foundation appreciates the generous donations it receives. To make a donation, make checks payable to: Horizon Health Foundation, 721 E. Court Street, Paris, IL 61944 or visit MyHorizonHealthFoundation.org.