Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital’s Donation of AED to Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center Demonstrates Commitment to Community CPR Education

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
SWH Temecula and Michelle's Place staff posing with donated AED

Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) reinforced its dedication to community health and safety through the recent donation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center. This initiative exemplifies the hospital's ongoing commitment to educating the community in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), empowering individuals to respond effectively to emergencies and potentially save lives.

In conjunction with the AED donation, Temecula Valley Hospital's Cardiac Program Manager, Katie Baca, MSN, RN, PHN, provided comprehensive hands-only CPR and AED training to the staff at Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center. This training equips them with the necessary skills and confidence to administer life-saving interventions in critical situations.

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"By providing an AED and offering training in CPR techniques, we aim to enhance the safety and well-being of our community members, especially those facing the challenges of cancer," said Darlene Wetton, Southwest Healthcare, Group VP, California. "Our commitment to education and proactive health initiatives reflects our core values as a healthcare provider."

"We are incredibly grateful to be the recipient of this Automated External Defibrillator (AED) donation from Temecula Valley Hospital,” responded Kim Gerrish, CFRE, Director of Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center. “This lifesaving equipment, coupled with the invaluable CPR and AED training strengthens our ability to ensure the safety of all who enter our doors. It empowers our staff to respond effectively to emergencies, furthering our commitment to the well-being of our community."

Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center serves as a vital support network for individuals and families impacted by cancer, offering a range of services to address their physical, emotional, and financial needs. The addition of the AED and training from Temecula Valley Hospital further strengthens Michelle's Place's capacity to provide comprehensive care and support to its clients.