BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – Community Care of West Virginia recently donated an Automated External Defibrillator to West Virginia Wesleyan College, adding to the number of AEDS on campus and enhancing access to life-saving equipment in the event of an emergency.

The AED is located in Haymond Hall which is home to several academic departments as well as the College’s Learning Center.

Trish Collett, PA-C and Chief Executive Officer of CCWV, said, “Community Care of West Virginia has a wonderful, collaborative relationship with West Virginia Wesleyan College, and we are proud to support this institution in its mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment for its students, faculty, and staff. As a healthcare organization, we understand the vital importance of having immediate access to life-saving equipment, especially in settings where young adults congregate and engage in various activities. Sudden cardiac events can occur without warning, and having an AED on-site can be the difference between life and death. We hope that this AED will provide peace of mind to the Wesleyan community and serve as a valuable resource for any potential emergency situations.”

Dr. Dan Martin, professor and chair of Exercise Science and Athletic Training, has been very active in CPR/AED training for many years. He is a member of the City Heart Safe committee. Martin also takes care of checking all the campus AEDs on a regular basis.

“I am very appreciative of the support we have received from CCWV as we continue to add AEDs in strategic locations around our campus,” Martin said. 

West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts and sciences college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan as one of its 2023 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan seventh in Best Value – Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 50 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, nursing and clinical mental health counseling; 20 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 50 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit quicksearch4products.com.