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FMC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DONATES ADAPTOR TO HOCKING TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

LANCASTER, Ohio (November 22, 2013) – The Fairfield Medical Center Emergency Department recently donated an adaptor to the Hocking Township Fire Department so its EMS crew can successfully transmit EKGs to the hospital.

“The Hocking Township Fire Department greatly appreciates FMC's generous donation of the purchase of software to be able to transmit 12 lead EKGs from our ZOLL cardiac monitor directly to their Physio-Control receiving station,” said Fire Chief Curtis Golden of the Hocking Township Fire Department. “Prior to this donation, FMC staff had to access our transmitted EKGs online through our ZOLL program.”

FMC Chest Pain Coordinator Rhonda Wells, R.N., C.C.P.C., said the donation shows the commitment that EMS providers and FMC staff have to patients in the area. With the help of the adaptor, EMS providers will be able to alert FMC staff of a critical patient experiencing chest pain or cardiac symptoms.

“For patients experiencing a heart attack, the longer the patient's artery remains closed, the greater the risk of muscle death or patient death,” Wells said. “With Hocking Township having the capability to transmit EKGs to our facility, the Emergency Department and Cath Lab staff can prepare for the patient's arrival to get that artery opened safely and quickly.”

Fairfield Medical Center is recognized internationally as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). This SCPC accreditation recognizes FMC as a facility with a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, FMC has enhanced the quality of care for cardiac patients and has demonstrated a commitment to consistently follow national heart care standards.

Pictured (from left to right): Hocking Township Firefighter/EMT Tim Grove, Hocking Township Fire Chief Curtis Golden, FMC Chest Pain Coordinator Rhonda Wells, R.N., C.C.P.C., FMC Emergency Department Manager Mark Sedor, Hocking Township Fire Lt. Jeremy Lust, Hocking Township Firefighter/EMT Sean Tobin.

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