Orange Regional Medical Center donated two Physio-Control LIFEPAK 1000 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Town of Wallkill Police Department today to help first responders potentially save heart attack victims while in the field. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest.
GHVHS President & CEO Scott Batulis said, “There are many, many times when we rely on the Town of Wallkill Police Department to support the hospital and our community. We’re so proud that ORMC is able to donate these state-of-the-art AEDs and assist the police department by giving them the tools they need to help save lives.”