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The Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation has provided more than $150,000 for equipment, including the LUCAS CPR device shown here, and renovation of the Emergency Departments at both hospitals.
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For many patients, the emergency department is their first contact and only contact with a hospital. To make that experience faster, safer, and of higher quality, Unity Hospital recently renovated and expanded its emergency department. After nearly two years of construction, Unity Hospital opened the expanded department last year. With 39 private rooms, it’s now one of the largest emergency departments in the North Metro.
Charitable gifts received and recent Foundation fund raising events and activities supported the broad acquisition and distribution of LUCAS devices, CPR & AED training. The Foundation provided grants for North Metro organizations and individuals to apply for two life-saving training opportunities: a CPR training package and an AED training package. Numerous community organizations, groups, schools, churches and businesses took advantage of this program as part of the Take Heart Anoka County initiative.
Grant recipients also included local fire and police departments, a theater and a horse camp for disabled children. When the recipients train a specified number of people, they receive their training products free of charge. Foundation funding has allowed for regular CPR training for the community at Mercy and Unity Hospitals.