Tag Archives: Illinois AEDs

Ronald McDonald House Receives Life-Saving Gift

The Ronald McDonald House located near Loyola Medical Center in Hines, Illinois, was presented with a Powerheart® Automated External Defibrillator(AED) from The Sara Kathleen Schacht Memorial Fund. The facility will now be Rescue Ready® and equipped to treat victims who are struck with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Ronald McDonald House near Loyola Medical Center (Hines, Illinois) presented with a […]

New AED laws passed in New York, Maine, Illinois, and Tennessee

New York state has enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators(AEDs) in health clubs and dental offices. Assembly Bill 3798, sponsored by Assemblymember Mike Spano, amends the state’s general business law to require that AEDs be available at health clubs during business hours when the clubs are staffed. Senate Bill 2923, sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden, requires AEDs in […]

Illinois church’s AED saved a member of the congregation

When someone snores during church services, it’s often a sign that the pastor needs to liven up the sermon. But at Chain of Lakes Community Bible Church, it was a critical warning signal that a member of the congregation was going into cardiac arrest. Fortunately, the church in Lake Villa, Illinois, had a Powerheart automated […]

An update on state AED legislation, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of our roundup about legislation concerning automated external defibrillators (AEDs) currently before state legislatures. You can read Part 1 here. Illinois AED legislation: HB 4661 (the Mass Transit Defibrillator bill), introduced by Representative Jack Franks in October, 2009, is before the House Committee on Government Operations. It would require that the Chicago Transportation Authority, the […]