Marion County Healthcare Foundation donates $51,498.32 to The Marion County EMS Department

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Marion County Healthcare Foundation donates $51,498.32 to The Marion County EMS Department

On 2/6/2020, Marion County EMS Director Joey Price unveiled four new Physio-Control Like Pak 15 Cardiac Monitors.  These monitors were purchased with a $51,498.32 grant provided by the Health Care Foundation.  These state of the art monitors will communicate the patients’ medical status in real-time which will allow the receiving hospitals to prepare the treatment prior to the patient’s arrival.  Some features the new monitors provide are the ability to transmit 12 lead EKGs to hospitals so the physician at the accepting facility can see what the EMS crews see.  They also have an AED function build in as well as the ability to check the patients carbon monoxide level which is important to treat our firemen who are exposed to smoke or citizens who get trapped in a burning building.  Pete Mazzaroni, Executive Director of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation said “funding this vital equipment will allow the EMS Technicians to have much needed state of the art equipment to better handle emergencies, potentially saving lives,  when they are called upon.” with abilities to transmit the patients’ conditions to the receiving hospitals in real-time prior to the patients’ arrival.  Joey Price thanks  the Marion County Healthcare Foundation  for the generous donation to purchase this equipemt.