Warrensburg Parks and Recreation was the recent recipient of two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) for use in its fitness center and swimming pool areas.
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Contact: Dodee Matthews
Director of Parks and Recreation
445 E Gay Street
Warrensburg, Mo. – Warrensburg Parks and Recreation was the recent recipient of two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) for use in its fitness center and swimming pool areas. With a shared interest in the health and wellness of the local community, the two organizations have partnered to provide an even safer environment for the Parks and Recreation facilities. WMMC will also provide maintenance on the equipment to ensure they are functioning properly.
“WMMC has an interest in protecting the health of our community by providing the ability to have a quick response to those who need it,” says Susan Stiles, Susan M. Stiles, RN, BSN, MHA, MBA, WMMC President and Chief Executive Officer.
An AED is a medical device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm and when necessary, it delivers an electrical shock to help re-establish that rhythm. According to the American Red Cross, an AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy-to-operate tool.
“You can never be too prepared,” says Dodee Matthews, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Safety is a top priority for us and we are proud to have such a positive partnership with WMMC that has enabled us to take that one step further. I feel great knowing that we can now step in and help save lives.”
Warrensburg Parks and Recreation Department provides quality recreational facilities and opportunities for all individuals to enhance their leisure and recreational pursuits.