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Posted: 12/9/2013 | Categories: FMC News, Featured News, Heart Care Services
Fairfield Federal Savings and Loan recently was presented with the Heart Safe Business Accreditation, a project of the Snider Community Heart Watch at Fairfield Medical Center.
Fairfield Federal is the second business in the nation to achieve this accreditation, which is granted to businesses that meet specific criteria designed to ensure the safety of customers and staff who may suffer sudden cardiac arrest.
“Fairfield Federal is proud of the 30 employees who have taken their personal time to take the classes needed to be certified in CPR,” said Judy Root, president of Fairfield Federal Savings and Loan. “This is a solemn responsibility which we all take very seriously.”
The employees at Fairfield Federal’s three locations - 111 East Main St., Lancaster; 1100 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster and 1515 Cross Creeks Boulevard, Pickerington - met the four criteria necessary to achieve accreditation. The criteria are as follows:
“With the extensive training that Fairfield Medical Center provided, we all feel that we will be well prepared in the event of a heart related issue at any of our three offices,” Root said. “In addition, the quarterly drills provided by FMC will keep us sharp and confident in the use of the AEDs and CPR, making us ready to help in any emergency, whether in our offices or in the community at large.”
This accreditation is made possible by the Fairfield Medical Center Gordon B. Snider Cardiovascular Institute and FMC’s Health and Wellness Services. Misty Newsome, manager of Health and Wellness Services, said by Fairfield Federal becoming a Heart Safe Business, it is providing a safer environment for its customers and employees.
“They are dedicated to being prepared in a medical emergency by performing quarterly emergency medical drills so they are able to respond rapidly and effectively in the case of a real emergency,” Newsome said.