By Herald Staff

Saving lives and caring for patients and their families are the primary goals of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, which serves many patients from Pike County. In April, Memorial Hospital’s Petersburg Family Medicine and Memorial Hospital Foundation donated potentially life-saving Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Elmer Buchta Technology Center and the Pike County Volunteer Fire Department.

“The new Elmer Buchta Technology Center is a great asset to the community, and we’re happy to have a part in creating a space that’s as safe as possible for all those who utilize it,” said Dr. Benjamin Stillman, a family medicine provider at Petersburg Family Medicine. “And our volunteer firefighters are so dedicated to the people here, we are proud to be able to help them continue to do what they do best — help people and save lives.”

Memorial Hospital Foundation Director Deidra Church said, “It was an honor for the Foundation to be able to provide the funding for these AEDs to these two organizations. It is the vision of Memorial Hospital Foundation to provide the resources that enhance Memorial Hospital’s ability to transform lives, and these AEDs certainly fit that vision. We are thankful for all the donors who allow for such important donations to be made.”