Woman’s Hospital partnered with the American Heart Association of Louisiana on March 7 to give back to the community and talk about the importance of heart health. Woman’s and AHA donated a CPR in Schools Training Kit to Glen Oaks Magnet High School’s medical programs, which are available for students who are considering careers in medical or health-related fields.
The kits include 10 mannequins each that are sustainable and reusable, meaning the school can continue to use them year after year, potentially adding more trained lifesavers to our community. The kits will empower students to learn the core skills of CPR in under 30 minutes, including AED skills and choking relief.
Everything teachers need to properly educate students is included: an instructional video, facilitator’s guide, mannequins and a mannequin pump, knee pads, replacement parts and sanitizer.
Woman’s Chief Nursing Officer Cheri Johnson and AHA representative Nicole Jackson highlighted the importance of heart health during their donation presentation, noting that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.
Johnson is the chair of the 2023 AHA Capital Area Heart Walk, which will take place on March 25.
To find out more information about this year’s Heart Walk or learn more about cardiovascular care at Woman’s, visit womans.org/our-services/heart.
Volunteer Louisiana announces 2023 Champions of Service
L.t Gov. Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana announce the nine 2023 Champions of Service. The annual Champions of Service Award recognizes outstanding volunteers from seven geographic regions across the state, plus an outstanding AmeriCorps member and group volunteer program.
The 2023 Champions of Service award winners are: Hope Bazer, Northwest Champion; Christopher LeGuin, Northeast Champion; Willie Mae Kennedy, Central Champion; Lisa Namikas, Greater Capital Area Champion; Amy Sins, Greater New Orleans Champion; Audry Spencer, Southwest Champion; Rose Westphal, Southeast Champion; Dimitri Celis, AmeriCorps Champion; and Rebuilding Terrebonne, Lafourche and Grand Isle Volunteer Team, Volunteer Group Champion.
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