Pomerene donates AED machine to youth league

Pomerene donates AED machine to youth league

Deb Lewis, left, nurse practitioner at Pomerene Family Care in Loudonville, presents an AED machine to Eric Stitzlein, Loudonville Youth League president.


Warmer weather, fresh flowers, the smell of rain and the sound of bats cracking. It’s safe to say spring is finally here and so is baseball season. With baseball season and other spring sports, injuries and sometimes emergency situations come hand in hand. This year Pomerene Hospital and Pomerene Family Care in Loudonville donated an AED machine and case to the Loudonville Youth League and President Eric Stitzlein.

An Automated External Defibrillator is an easy-to-use medical device to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It analyzes the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, delivers an electrical shock (defibrillation) to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

“Pomerene is honored to present Loudonville Youth League with an AED to provide the accessibility for potentially life-saving measures if an emergency arises,” said Rachel Kandel, Pomerene Medical Group administrator.

Deb Lewis, nurse practitioner for Pomerene Family Care in Loudonville, shared her excitement for being able to give back to the Loudonville community. “I played ball on these fields and coached my children on these fields. It only feels right to be able to give back to the league that provides so much for the kids in this community,” she said.

Pomerene Family Care provides family care for all ages — from diagnosis to treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, disease prevention, well visits, and immunizations.

Lewis sees patients in Loudonville at 121 W. Main St. Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and alternating Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 419-994-0212.

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