Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School received two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from the Baptist Health Care Foundation as part of their program to place AEDs in local schools and organizations. Baptist Health CEO Mr. Russell Tyner and Baptist Health Care Foundation Executive Director and Vice President Mr. Ben Kelley were on hand to present the two AEDs to the principals of Montgomery Catholic. Mr. Tyner commented, “We are pleased to help our community become better equipped in the event of an emergency. We hope you never have to use the AEDs but it’s good to be prepared in the event that you do.”
Twelve faculty members at Montgomery Catholic have been trained in CPR using the automated external defibrillators in July 2007. The entire kindergarten through twelfth grade staff will go through training using the AEDs during an upcoming in-service in February. “We are so blessed to receive such a generous gift from the Baptist Health Care Foundation. You never know when the need for such a device will be required, whether on the playing field or in the classroom. We’re glad we are now equipped to handle such emergency situations,” said Anne Ceasar, Elementary and Middle School Principal. The Montgomery Catholic Booster Club purchased a third AED for the athletic programs.
Pictured: Baptist Health’s CEO Mr. Russell Tyner, Montgomery Catholic’s High School Principal Ms. Sue Vaughn, Montgomery Catholic’s Elementary & Middle School Principal Mrs. Anne Ceasar, and Baptist Health Care Foundation Executive Director and Vice President Mr. Ben Kelley.