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UMC donates defibrillators to Lebanon

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University Medical Center donated five Phillips HeartStart FRx Defibrillators to help the city of Lebanon on Wednesday afternoon.

The defibrillators, valued at $8,000, were presented to Interim Police Chief Michael VanHook.

"We are proud to provide these defibrillators but hope that they are never needed," said Matt Caldwell, CEO of UMC.

UMC Director of Physician Outreach and Marketing Adam Groshans said that in 2014 a gentleman died due to heart failure at the Lebanon softball/baseball field. UMC took notice and committed to providing advanced equipment to help prevent another incident such as that from happening again.

Accepting the defibrillators are: (left to right) Wayne Oakley, Lebanon Girls Softball; Adam Groshans; Cardiologist Fathi Ali; Steve Simpson; Fred Dawson, Lebanon Youth Baseball board chairman; Matt Caldwell; John Pope, Lebanon Youth Board; Dusty Jones, City of Lebanon; Rick Smith, Lebanon Youth Baseball Board; Interim Chief Michael VanHook; and William Porter.

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