WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center has recognized GE Wilmington for its outstanding and life-saving commitment to improving the health and well being of its employees. The group was acknowledged at the NHRMC Cardiovascular Symposium on Thursday for its dedication to heart health.
“GE Wilmington has taken employee wellness to a new level. Not only have they promoted caring for your heart through diet and exercise, they provide life-saving resources to help those who have medical emergencies on the job,” said David Parks, vice president of cardiac and clinical support services at NHRMC.
GE promotes heart health through diet and exercise programs, and trained more than 1,000 employees in CPR. The company established an on-site team of first responders in the case of a medical emergency so trained healthcare providers could quickly respond. Additionally, the company outfitted its Castle Hayne facility with 31 automated external defibrillators (AEDs), a life-saving device for cardiac arrest.
The team has responded to four sudden cardiac arrests in seven years at the facility, and thanks to these established programs and resources, all four employees survived with good outcomes.
Kenneth Hayes, GE Wilmington Fire Safety & Emergency Response Coordinator, accepted the recognition and said the company will continue to provide CPR training and expand efforts to provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees to thrive.