Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation have donated $15,000 to the New Mexico State Police to buy batteries and pads for 50 automated external defibrillators.
The State Police have matched the donation and will be able to redeploy 100 AEDs in police vehicles throughout the state, State Police Chief Robert Shilling said in a news release.
The AEDs are about the size of a laptop computer and deliver electrical shocks to heart attack victims. The State Police will deploy the first units in rural areas, where there are often long waits for emergency medical technicians to arrive.
Lovelace acquired the Heart Hospital of New Mexico in 2011.