Woman’s Hospital, AHA of Louisiana Donate CPR Kit to Glen Oaks

Woman’s Hospital partnered with the American Heart Association of Louisiana (AHA) on Tuesday to give back to the community and talk about the importance of heart health. Woman’s and AHA donated a CPR in Schools Training Kit to Glen Oaks Magnet High School’s medical programs, which are available for students who are considering careers in medical or health-related fields.

The kits include 10 mannequins each that are sustainable and reusable, meaning the school can continue to use them year after year, potentially adding more trained lifesavers to our community. The CPR in Schools Training Kits will empower students to learn the core skills of CPR in under 30 minutes, including AED skills and choking relief.

Everything teachers need to properly educate students is included: an instructional video, facilitator’s guide, mannequins and a mannequin pump, knee pads, replacement parts and sanitizer.

Woman’s Chief Nursing Officer Cheri Johnson and AHA representative Nicole Jackson highlighted the importance of heart health during their donation presentation, noting that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.

Cheri Johnson is the chair of the 2023 AHA Capital Area Heart Walk, which will take place on March 25.

Woman’s Hospital Senior Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer Cheri Johnson and AHA Representative Nicole Jackson present the donated CPR in Schools Training Kit to staff members and students at Glen Oaks Magnet High School.

Woman’s Hospital, East Baton Rouge Parish and Glen Oaks Magnet High School affiliates pose for a photo. (from left to right) Woman’s Hospital Senior Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer Cheri Johnson, Magnet Site Coordinator Kandi Thompkins, RN Coordinator Danette Holmes, Glen Oaks Principal Robert Signater, Student Malayah McCoy, Student Dynastiny Deamer, Magnet Instructor Roslen Terrance, American Heart Association Representative Nicole Jackson, EBR Community Liaison Andrea Simmons, EBR Supervisor of Health Services Cheree Duvic and Glen Oaks Assistant Principal Jamari Tillman.

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.