(Photo Courtesy of St. Mary Medical Center. (back row): Robert Boby,
RN, manager, EMS Services at St. Mary Medical Center; Judy Zormier;
Rick Zormier, president, Hobart Little League; Shawn Click, All-Star Manager;
Janice Ryba, CEO, St. Mary Medical Center.)
St. Mary Medical Center recently donated an Automated External Defibrillator to members of the Hobart Little League. Rick Zormier, President of the Hobart Little League, says they have not yet had to use the device at their facilities, but with 400 games a year, and more than 300 kids in the league, there are now thousands of parents, grandparents, coaches and kids who now have the added protection with the availability of this device.
An Automated External Defibrillator checks heart rhythm and is about the size of a small lunch box. During a cardiac emergency, it can audibly prompt and deliver an electric shock that will disrupt or stop the heart's irregular rhythmic electrical activity, giving the heart the opportunity to re-establish an effective rhythm on it own, providing precious minutes before emergency crews arrive.