Newton Medical Center Foundation to Recognize Sussex County EMS Squads, Defibrillator Program

February 14, 2014 at 4:58 PM

The Newton Medical Center Foundation will honor EMS squads throughout Sussex County and the surrounding area at a special event on Wednesday, February 26, at Perona Farms.

In honor of American Heart Month this February, the event, “Heart and Soul – A Community Celebration,” will recognize the accomplishments of medical first-responders who provide exemplary life-saving care their communities every day. Members of the EMS squads throughout the area have been invited and will be present that evening.

“The path to healing for many of our patients begins with the emergency medical service personnel within our communities,” said Megan Sandow, Chief Development Officer, Newton Medical Center Foundation. “We would like to take the opportunity to thank the many EMS squads and their members for their tireless work and sharing in Newton Medical Center’s vision – empowering our communities to be the healthiest in the nation.”

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The event will also highlight the accomplishments of the foundation’s Automated External Defibrillator Program (AED) program. The AED program was launched in 2001 by the Newton Medical Center Foundation with the goal of providing AEDs at a reduced rate along with training and education. Since its inception, more than 4,000 individuals have been trained, and the devices provided through the program have assisted in saving 43 lives.

The event starts at 6:00p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at 7:00p.m. The dress is business attire or dress uniform. Perona Farms is located at 350 Andover-Sparta Road, Andover, NJ. Tickets to the event are $50 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 973-579-8309.

The event is supported by several local organizations, including:

Event Sponsor

·         RoNetco Supermarkets, Inc.

Gold Sponsors

·         Emergency Medical Associates

·         Thorlabs, Inc.

Platinum Sponsors

·         Atlantic Ambulance Corporation

·         Kindred Hospital

  • Newton Medical Center

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