Kalaupapa Gets New Cardiac Monitors

Hawaii Life Flight News Release

Hawaii Life Flight donated a LifePack Cardiac Monitor to the Kalaupapa community on Molokai. This vital instrument that administers patient care and cardiac outcomes was received on July 30.

“We understand how valuable it was to have access to a cardiac monitor particularly in a remote area of Molokai,” said Dawn Guillermo, Hawaii Life Flight program director. “We are especially happy to be able to provide this equipment to this community.”

The request came from Carol Franko, Kalaupapa Care Home Supervisor, stating that the two cardiac monitors they were using expired and needed to be replaced. Committed to serving the Kalaupapa community, Hawaii Life Flight donated its LifePack Cardiac Monitor, which was recently replaced with an updated monitor.

“We are grateful for your generosity in providing pro bono to a rugged, rural, remote, critical access area of Kalaupapa,” said Franko. “It’s an essential and priceless tool in saving lives and preventing death.”

The cardiac monitor has been placed in the ground ambulance. It will be used for community runs to patient’s homes and for runs between the Care Home and the airport.

Hawaii Life Flight is a fixed wing air ambulance service with six bases throughout the islands at Lihu`e, Kahului, Honolulu, Kamuela, Hilo and Kona. Hawaii Life Flight transports patients in a fully equipped and professionally staffed aircraft with a licensed nurse and paramedic on each flight.


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