State Police now have a new device to help save lives. More than 72 defibrillators were given to officers today. State police say in the near future an additional 80 Units will have the heart saving devices. Earlier this month Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation donated $15,000 to the New Mexico State Police to purchase automated defibrillators. They say heart attack victims living in rural areas have a decreased mortality rate with the devices.
Registered Nurse Crystal McClain listens to patient Steven Thompson’s heart in the medical surgical unit at the Lovelace Westside Hospital. The hospital has a program that enables nurses and other employees to help develop new ideas to improve patient care. (ROSALIE RAYBURN/JOURNAL)
Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is pleased to welcome Daniel J. Freese, DO., to its family. Dr. Freese is board-certified in gastroenterology. He is looking forward to helping expand Lovelace Regional Hospital’s GI services to the Roswell community.
State Police officers Robert Carrejo, left, and Sean Healy demonstrate how to use automated external defibrillators during a news conference at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico on Tuesday. A $15,000 donation from the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation and Lovelace Medical Center will help State Police purchase defibrillators.
New Mexico State Police Chief Robert Shilling and members of the New Mexico State Police held a press conference on April 9 at Heart Hospital of New Mexico to thank Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation for donating $15,000 to purchase batteries and pads for 50 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Through this donation the state police matched these funds and were able to redeploy 100 AEDs in police vehicles throughout New Mexico. KOB-TV, KOAT-TV, KASA and KLUZ covered the event.