Posts tagged ‘ambulance’

June 9th, 2016

Ambulance Fundraiser at 5 Guys

by Christopher O'Brien

Customers at Five Guys Flipping Pies will be doing more than eating a delicious meal Friday night. Owner Bill Acousti says he will donate 10% of all take-out or eat-in orders to Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance Association’s efforts to train townspeople in CPR.

Wolcott was designated as a “Heart Safe” community several years ago. The title requires a certain number of townspeople to be trained in CPR and also make life-saving Defibrilators (known as AED’s) at public places in town.

Currently all public buildings, including the five elementary schools, the library and golf course have AED’s available should a patron collapse. They can be used by any trained user and have instructions on the unit.

June 12th, 2012

Will Hospital Merger Limit Emergency Care?

by Christopher O'Brien

By Dan Lovallo

As plans move forward for the merger of St. Mary’s and Waterbury hospitals, under the umbrella of the LHP Hospital group, a new report claims, if the merger is allowed, it could lead to job loss and limit the number of people  treated at the emergency room.  The study was written by Dr. Fred Hyde, a clinical professor of health policy and management at Columbia University and former CEO of Windham Hospital in Willimantic.  He is also part of Fred Hyde & Associates of Ridgefield, CT.   The study was paid in part by the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

But leaders of both hospitals labeled the study “one man’s opinion,” and claimed the concerns raised have already been addressed.

What’s your opinion?

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