American Heart Association and Horizon Bank donate infant CPR kits to Franciscan Health Michigan City

American Heart Association and Horizon Bank donate infant CPR kits to Franciscan Health Michigan City
By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: August 11, 2020

The American Heart Association, through an investment by Horizon Bank, has donated more than 20 Infant Hands Only CPR Kits and lifesaving educational materials to the Family Birth Center at Franciscan Health Michigan City.

These bilingual kits, in Spanish and English, provide a refresher for new parents and caregivers in the privacy and comfort of their postpartum room. The kits allow people to practice the lifesaving skills of CPR and infant choking relief on a mannequin while watching a demonstration of the skills on video.

“I am extremely proud of Horizon Bank’s donation to the American Heart Association to support of their COVID-19 efforts. This donation was crucial for the community during this time and will directly impact LaPorte County’s medical front lines,” stated Rachel Saxon, President and Senior Trust Officer of Investments of Horizon Bank and an Executive Leader with the American Heart Association.

“We hope that these kits are a wonderful addition in support to the Family Birth Center, in penetrating risk markets, and supporting the caretakers of the tiniest hearts at risk,” said Jennifer Young, Socials Director for the American Heart Association.

Caitlynn Frye and David Smith of Michigan City are among the first new parents to benefit from the donation to Franciscan Health Michigan City. The proud parents of Baby Niklaus said receiving the educational materials on infant CPR would definitely be beneficial. “It’s not only good information for us but we will share with our parents, Niklaus’ grandparents, as well,” Frye said.