BayCare Clinic lauded for CPR training kit support
Mon, Sep 19, 2016
Pictured from left: Dr. Steven Stroman of BayCare Clinic and Kaela Gedda of the American Heart Association pose for a photo during the 2016 Green Bay Heart Walk at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campus.
BayCare Clinic was recognized Saturday for its support of the American Heart Association’s CPR in Schools Training Kit program.
The recognition came during the heart association’s 2016 Green Bay Heart Walk at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campus.
BayCare Clinic and other area health organizations supported the heart association’s recent campaign to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation training kits in northeastern Wisconsin schools. The kits provide teaching materials for learning hands-only CPR, using an automated external defibrillator and aiding someone who is choking.
“We are grateful for the remarkable support these healthcare systems unanimously provide to the American Heart Association,” said Kaela Gedda, corporate events director for the American Heart Association. “Together we can all do our part to aid our community in staying healthy and strong. And now we are even closer to making sure everyone, especially high school students know how to perform hands-only CPR so they can save a life.”
“Our organization is committed to helping to improve the health and wellness of the people in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” Stroman said. “Supporting the American Heart Association was an opportunity to put our words and good intentions into action. We are pleased to be able to support such community-wide health initiatives.”
Other health organizations recognized Saturday included Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Bellin Health and HSHS Prevea.
The American Heart Association’s CPR in Schools Training Kit program comes on the heels of legislation requiring schools to train students in CPR before graduation. In Wisconsin, that requirement begins with the 2017-18 school year.