Providing Life Saving Medical Equipment for Local Communities
In the midst of a medical emergency, every second counts, and it’s imperative that the proper medical equipment is on-hand. Five more Bertie County Sherriff’s Office service vehicles will now be equipped with new automated external defibrillators (AED’s) to be used for life or death situations in the area. The devices are thanks to a $7,500 grant through Vidant Bertie Hospital’s Community Benefit Grant Program
“Our goal is to have one defibrillator in every patrol car,” said Kenny Perry with the department’s Domestic Violence Unit. “We drive these cars 24/7 and sometimes we might be right on top of an EMS call and we could get there and start life-saving measures if we had to; especially at, say, two o’clock in the morning when we might be right around the corner from a call.”
Did You Know?
Vidant Bertie Hospital is a six-bed hospital in Windsor that provides surgical, emergency and diagnostic services, specialty clinics and primary care clinics.
Vidant Bertie Hospital is part of Vidant Health, a not-for-profit corporation uniting 12,000 employees, eight hospitals and hundreds of primary care providers.