Hurley Medical Center ER - Region’s Only Level I Trauma Center Partners with STAT EMS for 2nd Annual FREE CPR Training – August 19, 2011, Noon – 2:00 pm, at Shiawassee Shores in Linden
Aug. 1–Hurley Medical Center is partnering with STAT EMS for the 2nd Annual FREE CPR Training event on August 19, 2011, from Noon to 2pm, hosted by Shiawassee Shores Retirement Park, 1515 West Rolston road in Linden. Come and learn to save a life. If you are age 12 or older, you are eligible to reserve a spot on a first come first serve basis by calling 810-238-7672 ext. 215, to take part in this 45 minute FREE CPR educational training. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 250,000 people nationwide die from cardiac arrest outside of hospitals each year, and that only 5% of such victims survive. Not all of those who collapse can be saved, but the AHA reports if the survival rate improved only to 20% in part due to CPR training, nearly 40,000 more lives would be saved.
The August 19th event will include Hurley’s Level I Trauma Center presenting Fall prevention for Seniors, Stroke Signs, literature and self risk assessment, stroke rehabilitation information from Hurley Stroke Program and Hurley Rehabilitation Services, along with FREE blood sugar and blood pressure screenings, courtesy of Hurley Diabetes Center. Safe Kids of Greater Flint will offer demonstrations of correct car seat installation along with answering questions about current laws, transporting needs for special needs children, and much more. The Linden Firetruck will also be on site providing tours.
Who: Hurley and STAT EMS Special Event – Hosted by Shiawassee Shores
What: 1st Annual FREE CPR Training
When: Friday, August 19, 2011 – Noon to 2pm
Where: Shiawassee Shores Retirement Park, 1515 West Rolston Road, Linden
Why: CPR Training Saves Lives
Media: Please join us on Friday, August 19, 2011 from Noon to 2pm for this FREE CPR Training Event. Interviews with Hurley ER and Level I Trauma Center staff, Hurley Diabetes Center, Hurley Stroke Program, STAT EMS and much more will be available. For interviews, call Ilene Cantor, Director, Communications and Public Relations at Hurley at 810-625-0842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurley Medical Center is a 443-bed premier public teaching hospital located in the heart of Genesee County, Michigan. As the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, Burn Center, and the highest level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) available in Genesee County, Hurley is a recognized leader in clinical care and education, maintaining affiliations with Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College and Henry Ford Health System. Founded in 1908, Hurley provides patient care for more than 100,000 people annually.