Horizon Health donates defibrillators to 5 area nonprofits

Regional News

PARIS, Ill. — Horizon Health of East Central Illinois donated automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to five local nonprofit organizations — the Methodist Men’s Club in Paris, Community Bible Church in Paris, Georgetown Public Library, Chester P. Sutton Community Center in Paris, and Chrisman First Church of the Nazarene.

“Not all health issues can be treated at a hospital or doctor’s office. Saving lives begins where we are,” explained Dave Frisse, foundation board president. “Increasing the availability of defibrillation equipment is a good use of some of the funds our patients and friends have donated.”

AEDs are battery-operated, portable devices that check the heart’s rhythm and sends a shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm. They are used to help people having sudden cardiac arrest.

To make a donation, make checks payable to: The Horizon Health Foundation of East Central Illinois, 721 E. Court Street, Paris, IL 61944.

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