Brick Hospital Assoc. donates defibrillators

Brick Hospital Assoc. donates defibrillators

The Brick Hospital Association recently donated two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Ambulatory Care Center and the security desk at the Medical Center of Ocean County, Brick.

According to the American Heart Association, approximately 350,000 Americans die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at anytime and many victims have no warning signs. "We were pleased to donate something so important to the hospital," said Harvey Langer, president, Brick Hospital Association. "The association is here to help make a difference in people’s lives."

As part of the initiative all maintenance and security staff at the hospital have been trained to use the AED.

"Our maintenance and security staff are usually the first ones on the scene when something happens, so it made sense to train them first," said Mickey Coles, R.N., AED trainer. "This is just another opportunity for us to better serve the community."

Annual tree-lighting

ceremony slated

Brick Township’s annual tree-lighting ceremony will take place on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. at Windward Beach. Local bands will offer live music for the event. All are welcome to attend and join in the singing of Christmas songs. Santa Claus will make an appearance as well.

For more information, call (732) 262-1075.

Operatic soprano to

perform at Civic Center

Among the upcoming events to be presented at the Brick Township Civic Center on Chambers Bridge Road will be a concert by Cristina Fontanelli on Nov. 7.

According to a review by Marion Fratti, the Tony award-winning playwright, Fontanelli is both "elegant and vivacious — a young Callas." She has performed at the White House, Gracie Mansion, and Drumthwacket, the governor’s mansion, in Princeton.

For more information, call (732) 262-1006.