Free Stop the Bleed classes offered
Hunt Regional Medical Center recently installed two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for public access, thanks to a donation by Hunt Regional’s auxiliary group. An AED is a portable device that checks the heart’s rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.
A celebration was held April 19 in honor of Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Quinlan being open for one year. Since opening its doors in March 2016, the full-service freestanding emergency department has treated more than 15,400 patients.
The 19th annual AMR banquet was held Jan. 13, recognizing all local first responders for their efforts throughout the year. At the banquet, first responders and their families enjoyed a BBQ dinner. In addition to the awards presented at the banquet, attendees also enjoyed a slide show featuring highlights from 2016.
Hunt County Emergency Medical Services (AMR) was recently awarded a $10,350 grant by the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (NCTTRAC). The grant money will be used for EMS training for first responders.