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NMC Health Donates Defibrillator to Clinic

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Newton Medical Center Donates Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Health Ministries Clinic
AED to be placed in Health Ministries Clinic in Halstead

NEWTON, Kan., (October 13, 2015) – Newton Medical Center (NMC) has donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to Health Ministries Clinic. This machine is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to attempt to restore a normal rhythm. AED’s are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest and conditions in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

“Newton Medical Center has long been a supporter of Health Ministries Clinic. The donation of this very critical medical safety device is just another example of their commitment to the overall health care of the communities we both serve,” says Matthew Schmidt, Executive Director of Health Ministries Clinic.

The AED will be placed in Health Ministries Clinic’s location in Halstead, located at 126 Main Street.

Health Ministries Clinic (HMC) is a Federally-Qualified Health Center with clinics in Newton and Halstead. HMC provides a range of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services for people of all ages.

About Newton Medical Center:
Newton Medical Center is a comprehensive 103-bed hospital in Newton, Kan., offering full-service medical care in Harvey and surrounding counties. For more information, call (316) 283-2700 or visit www.www.newtonmed.com.

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