Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, January 28, 2019 – Andrus on Hudson is pleased to announce that the Andrus family philanthropy has donated two life saving devices to the Hastings-on-Hudson Volunteer Fire Department.

When asked about the impact of having these devices, Hastings Chief of Department, Martin W. Gunther said, “I greatly appreciate the Andrus family’s donation of 2 of these life saving devices. They will not only be an asset to our EMS Corp, this is a giant step towards our growing efforts in saving lives. Hastings Fire Department’s commitment to this community remains strong and will continue in seeking ways in providing life saving devices! Special thanks to the Andrus family philanthropy for this well received donation.”

“The Andrus family is proud to continue our support of the Hastings on Hudson Fire Department and Ambulance Corps,” said Andrus on Hudson board chair Beth Shogren.  The Andrus family has a long history of community investment, beginning with the 1953 opening of the John E Andrus Memorial, now known as Andrus on Hudson.  In the past the Andrus family has supported the Fire Department with donation of a fire engine and ambulance, and hosting other Fire Department fundraisers. “At AOH, we work to support not only the lives of our seniors and staff, but also the broader community around us.  It is essential for our first responders to have all the tools they need to assist our residents as well as the community in emergencies”.

The LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System delivers high-performance, continuous chest compressions with less strain, micromanagement, and risk for the caregiver. The LUCAS 3 system, provides benefits both to the cardiac arrest patient and the resuscitation team. It can improve provider safety, avoiding fatigue over long durations and reducing transport risks by allowing caregivers to sit belted. It can also increase the efficiency of caregiving teams, calming the scene and providing an extra pair of hands so they can focus on the patient and underlying conditions. The LUCAS device helps to bring interventions such as ECMO/ECPR within reach for patients who don’t respond to CPR and defibrillation alone. Plus, it can be used during angiography and PCI in the cath lab, allowing for potential lifesaving intervention.

The Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department is 100% volunteer comprised of 4 fire companies and the ambulance corps. The companies total approximately 130 men and women who provide fire protection and emergency medical services for the citizens of Hastings-on-Hudson.  Fire protection is also provided for the Donald Park area under contract with the Town of Greenburgh. The department serves over 8,000 residents. In 2018, the department answered a total of 1,040 calls for service, which marks one of their busiest years in the 142-year history of the department. The men & women of the department continue to answer alarms at all hours of the day and in various conditions. All of the emergency medical technicians will be trained on the LUCAS 3 System.

This donation continues a long-standing legacy of providing support to the greater community of Hastings-on-Hudson.

Andrus on Hudson:

Since 1953 Andrus on Hudson, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been committed to the care of seniors. We have received a 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. We operate a 197 bed Skilled Nursing Care facility on 24 acres overlooking the Hudson River. The services that we provide are: Rehabilitation & Post-Acute Care, Long Term Care, Memory Care, Hospice/Palliative Care & Respite Care. Each of our residents has a private room and we offer intergenerational programs between seniors and children.

More at www.Andrusonhudson.org

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