Skaggs Foundation recently donated three automated external defibrillators (AED’s) through the Partners for Life Employee giving campaign to three CoxHealth family clinics, Family Medicine 248, Family Medicine Branson West, and Family Medicine and OB.
The cost of each AED is $2034.75 and is required for emergent care. Early defibrillation combined with CPR can improve survival rates up to 74% when defibrillation occurs within three minutes of cardiac arrest. Family Medicine 248 Clinic Manager, Marietta Hagan, said, “There may only be a time or two a year that it might be needed, but at those times, it will be a very important part of the situation.” Without the AED, the chance of survival decreases. “If a patient is in a cardiac arrest situation, the AED would help to eliminate the delay in providing potential life-saving treatment,” said Hagan, “We are very appreciative of Skaggs Foundation for purchasing this tool for us.”
The Partners for Life Employee campaign is funded by Skaggs Foundation and Cox Medical Center Branson employees who donate to the foundation from their paychecks. The employees are involved in determining how contributions will be spent.
The Skaggs Foundation provides the resources for critical technology and patient support at Cox Medical Center Branson. Digital mammography, fetal heart monitors, assistance for cardiac rehabilitation patients and health care provider educational scholarships are just a few of the programs and services provided in Stone and Taney counties. Local volunteer and philanthropic support is vital to maintain the quality health care our community expects and deserves.
To get involved or learn how to donate today, visit us at coxhealth.com/branson and click on How to Give.