June 13, 2018
Sold Out Event Raises More Than $56,000 for New Cardiac Equipment at Miami County Medical Center
PAOLA, KAN. (June 13, 2018) – Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) is updating its cardiac resuscitation equipment and adding a CPR Assist Device in August, thanks to proceeds raised at Olathe Health Charitable Foundation's 5th Annual Moon Over Miami event.
As a Level 4 Trauma Designated Emergency Department, MCMC is treating an increasing number of patients with acute cardiac care. When it comes to treating acute cardiac emergencies, minutes matter. That's why it is important for MCMC to have the most advanced equipment on hand.
"We are very excited to replace our existing cardiac resuscitation equipment with new, more compact equipment," Heather Schreppel, MCMC Emergency Room Nurse and Moon Over Miami Co-Chair, said. "We are also adding a hands-free compression device. This new equipment will allow staff to provide direct patient care in critical situations."
The new equipment is being purchased in June. It includes five defibrillators, which will be used in the ER and other departments throughout MCMC, and a mechanical CPR device. This hands-free compression device works in conjunction with manual CPR efforts of highly-trained clinicians. Staff will be trained and the equipment will be installed in August.
A sold out crowd of 250 people helped raise these funds at Moon Over Miami, which was held at Town Square in May. Over the last five years, Moon Over Miami has raised nearly $280,000 in net proceeds to support projects important to the health of Miami County residents.
The community is still encouraged to continue supporting the fundraising effort. To donate, go to our Donation Page and select Miami County Medical Center. Any donations will go directly to supporting the purchase of the new equipment.