In a heartwarming display of community support, Dignity Health recently donated Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast. This gesture of kindness and generosity will go a long way in ensuring the safety of the children who attend these clubs.
For those unfamiliar with AED units, they are portable medical devices that can detect and treat cardiac arrhythmias. They are designed to be used by laypeople with minimal training and can significantly improve the chances of survival in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.
The donation of these AED units by Dignity Health is particularly significant given the vital role that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast play in the lives of young people in the region. These clubs provide a safe and supportive environment for children to learn, grow, and socialize. By donating AED units, Dignity Health is not only helping to keep these children safe, but it is also demonstrating its commitment to the community and the wellbeing of its members. Since many of our Clubs are in neighborhoods under-resourced with medical services, these AED units provide an extra layer of health support if a community member is in need.
Staff at the Railroad Avenue Clubhouse in Santa Maria recently received their training on the new units. These units are more advanced than the old units being used.