DGH Foundation Funds Automatic CPR Equipment for Cambridge Emergency Department
The UM Shore Medical Center at Cambridge just received a new, automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation machine for its Emergency Department. The machine, called the LUCAS Device, cost more than $16,000 and its purchase was funded by the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation.
The LUCAS device improves the quality of chest compressions and helps sustain lifesaving circulation during prolonged resuscitation attempts. LUCAS has been clinically proven to be safe and effective, and to save the lives of patients whose condition otherwise might have been considered futile.
“This LUCAS device is state-of-the-art CPR technology,” said AnnMarie Hernandez, Emergency Department Manager at UM Shore Medical Center at Cambridge. “We are profoundly grateful to the Foundation for funding the purchase of this life-saving equipment that helps us provide the safest and most effective emergency care for our community.”