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Falkins donates to the EKFH Starlite Campaign

(From left)  Deanna Lacasse, Falkins Insurance, Janice LaRoy, Clinical Educator Golden Hospital and Christine Bailey, Site Manager Golden Hospital/Durand Manor. - Photo submitted
(From left) Deanna Lacasse, Falkins Insurance, Janice LaRoy, Clinical Educator Golden Hospital and Christine Bailey, Site Manager Golden Hospital/Durand Manor.
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Just prior to the holidays the Golden Hospital received a surprise donation courtesy of Falkins Insurance Group (Golden & Cranbrook) as part of East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Starlite Campaign.

Falkins’ donation of $2,995 is earmarked to purchase a Laerdal MegaCode Kid Simulator allowing the clinical educator at the Golden Hospital to implement training for a wide range of emergency skills including CPR, acute cardiac life support, trauma, first aid and child abuse awareness training.

The MegaCode Kid has a realistic airway, extensive ECG library, and defibrillation and pacing capabilities, allows drug administration to help teach the critical skills of managing pediatric emergencies.

Pete Stefano, General Manager of the Falkins Insurance Group shares, “ We are extremely pleased to be in a position to help purchase this training equipment and have always  felt that it’s our responsibility to do so. “  The purchase falls directly in line with Falkins’ Core Value of Community which is to be exceptional corporate citizens in every community we live and work in and in the community at large.

EKFH’s 2013 Starlite Campaign is focused on supporting and strengthening health initiatives in the East Kootenay.  The donation from Falkins is helping the Golden Hospital provide new options to families and children that ensure a stable and clear future in their community.

If you are interested in investing in the current and future health care needs of your community, please consider a donation towards the Starlite Campaign – visit EKFH at www.ekfh.ca.

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