During National EMS Week, Mary Rutan Foundation awards one grant annually to an Emergency Medical Services Department in Logan County. This program was put in place in 2017 to expand the placement of AutoPulse AED Units throughout Logan County. The focus of the grant is for improved lifesaving efforts during cardiac arrest for the residents of Logan County.
“It is our hope that the use of the AutoPulse will ensure that community members receive nonstop compressions throughout their pre-hospital transport, which further improves the survival rate for the residents of Logan County. With this devise, our area first responders will not need to pause or potentially compromise CPR when in difficult, tight spaces, such as stairways, allowing for improved outcomes for our community members”, said Tammy Allison, Mary Rutan Foundation Chief Operating Officer.
This year’s grant recipient is Macochee Joint Ambulance District of West Liberty. Early awards include Indian Lake EMS in 2018 and the City of Bellefontaine in 2017.
In addition to Mary Rutan Foundation’s annual AutoPulse AED funding, the Foundation Board of Directors established a scholarship program to assist individuals seeking their EMT Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic Certifications. Information and application regarding the EMT/ Paramedic Scholarship program may be found on the Mary Rutan Hospital website at www.maryrutan.org/foundation.
Attached photo: left to right – Adam Jurich (Mary Rutan Hospital ED Director), Chis Jones (Macochee Chief), Tammy Allison (Mary Rutan Foundation Chief Operating Officer) and Roy Brede (Mary Rutan Hospital EMS Coordinator).