Union Hospital donates more life saving devices

CLINTON, Ind. (WTHI) - Union Hospital continues to be in a giving mood.

On Thursday, UnionHospital’s LugarCenter distributed 23 heart-saving-devices in Parke and VermillionCounties.

It’s an effort by the center to get automated external defibrillators in rural areas.

U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon attended the event at Clinton’s City Hall.

Experts say this can be a life saving measure.

“It’s very important to have early access to not only CPR but also a defibrillator so we can shock a patient’s heart into a more normal rhythm if need be.   It’s very important for that to happen very quickly as they said in the presentation to limit the damage of the heart muscle,” Clinton Fire Chief Chris Strohm said.

Earlier this week, Union Hospital’s Lugar Center presented Clark County with 12 AED devices.

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