At Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, we’re taking healthcare beyond our walls by offering medical equipment grants to organizations in our community. Please see below for information on available grants and how to apply for them.

AED grant

Sudden cardiac arrest is responsible for numerous deaths in the Yadkin Valley every year. Studies have shown that many people who die from sudden cardiac arrest may have been saved if a portable AED was available.

An AED is an electronic device designed to deliver an electric shock to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Ventricular fibrillation may be restored to normal rhythm up to 60 percent of the time if treated promptly with an AED.

We are accepting applications to place automated external defibrillators (AED) in area organizations at no cost to them. This is a $2,000 value.

Each organization selected will be provided with a wall-hung portable AED, and key personnel will be provided with training on how to use it, as well as how to administer CPR.

How to apply:

To be considered, download and complete the application or email to request an application. There are a limited number of portable AEDs available, and you will be notified if your organization is chosen to receive one.

Application deadline: July 31, 2016

Spread the word! Download the AED grant flier.

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