For the second consecutive year, the AVX Kyocera Foundation has provided SMMC with a grant for equipment purchase. This year, the Foundation's $10,000 grant will provide a state-of-the art defibrillator for the Emergency Department. The Foundation awards grants in support of projects that have an impact on the local communities where its corporate sponsor, AVX Corporation has operating facilities. Bob Fairey, the plant manager of Biddeford-based AVX/Tantalum, presented the award; noting that "AVX/Tantalum employees depend on SMMC for outstanding medical care and the Foundation's grant is intended to support your critical work."
In accepting the gift, Ed McGeachey, SMMC President and CEO commented, "We deeply appreciate the Foundation's continued generosity. This grant to purchase a hospital-grade defibrillator will undoubtedly help our caregivers save many lives."
Gina Quinn-Skillings, Medical Director of the SMMC Emergency Department, added, "On behalf of the staff of the Emergency Department, I am delighted to express our gratitude to the Foundation. Your grant helps purchase a truly top-of-the line defibrillator that will give us the critical edge needed when seconds make the difference in the ability to revive a victim of cardiac arrest."
About Southern Maine Medical Center
Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is a national award-winning healthcare system including a medical center offering excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group. SMMC features Maine's newest state-of-the-art emergency and fast track care as well as a full range of inpatient and outpatient services at its 150-bed acute care medical center. SMMC's physician services offers high quality medical care through offices located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, and Saco and a wide array of outpatient services at its diagnostic and therapy centers in Saco, Kennebunk, and Biddeford. SMMC is Joint Commission accredited, state-licensed, and is a member of the MaineHealth system. To learn more, visit smmc.org.
AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).