Sudden cardiac emergencies can happen to anyone, anytime, or anywhere. Having Automated External Defibrillator (AED) resources available to the public, especially in rural areas, can save lives.
CHI St. Alelxius Health Dickinson is a partner of a Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) regional collaborative to receive $595,920 through a federal grant assuring placement of 220 AEDs throughout rural Minnesota and North Dakota in proximity of where people live, work, learn, and play. The grant also covers training for up to 675 first responders and volunteer users of these life-saving devices.
The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the three-year grant to 12 CHI rural hospitals within its Fargo Division including CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson through its Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program. The total estimated cost for the AED Collaborative project is $1,034,720 over the next three years.
In year one of the grant, CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson placed several AEDs throughout its service region at the following locations:
In year two, the following locations are currently receiving AED units:
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See below for Annual Reports for each year of the program.