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Portsmouth Regional Hospital Donates AED Units to Seabrook Police

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen were on hand at the Seabrook Emergency Room to accept a donation from Portsmouth Hospital, who donated 8 “AED” units to the Seabrook Police Department. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

The Seabrook Police Department has AEDs in each of its marked patrol vehicles. While the Seabrook Fire Department is the primary department responsible for responding to medical aid calls, Seabrook Police officers can sometimes be closer to serious medical aid requests when they are out patrolling our streets. Over the years, Seabrook Police officers have deployed the AEDs they carry several times and have had at least one documented save using the AED in 2010.

Seabrook Police Department’s current AEDs were donated in the early 2000’s by Exeter Hospital. Needless to say, the current AEDs are 15+ years old and (for various reasons) are in need of replacement. The Seabrook Police Department has a good working relationship with the Seabrook Emergency Room and turned to them for assistance. The Seabrook Emergency Room administration jumped at the opportunity to outfit the Seabrook Police with eight (8) new Philips AED’s for each of our marked patrol vehicles.

The Board of Selectmen thank Portsmouth Hospital for this generous donation, and recognize the great work by Police Chief Gallagher, and Police Lieutenant Kevin Gelineau in working with Portsmouth Regional Hospital to facilitate this donation.


Portsmouth Regional Hospital Comes to Seabrook

The Board of Selectmen welcomed Portsmouth Regional Hospital to Seabrook this week to announce the placement of a full service Emergency Room in Seabrook, in partnership with Waterstone Development. This is a terrific development for Seabrook, bringing vital medical services into the community, 45 new jobs to start, and substantial tax revenue. My thanks to Dean Carucci of Portsmouth Regional Hospital and the folks at Waterstone Development. From the joint press release from the Town of Seabrook and Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Seabrook ER, a freestanding ER for the communities of Seabrook, Hampton and Hampton Falls in New Hampshire and Amesbury and Salisbury in Massachusetts will be located at 603 Lafayette Road, at the Intersection of Route 1 and Route 107, in Seabrook, New Hampshire. “The Town of Seabrook and Portsmouth Regional Hospital have mutually committed to address the critical need for a convenient local healthcare access point close to major arteries such as Interstate 95 and Route 1,” stated William Manzi III, Seabrook town manager. “The freestanding Seabrook ER will also provide needed employment for the area and will continue Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s tradition of quality patient-centered care for the communities it serves,” stated Dean Carucci, Portsmouth Regional Hospital CEO. “We hope to create an estimated 45 new healthcare jobs with this project,” Carucci continued. Key Features: 24/7/365 Freestanding Emergency Room Fully integrated department of Portsmouth Regional Hospital Approximately 10,000 square feet Fully integrated department of Portsmouth Regional Hospital Approximately 10,000 square feet Approximately 10 emergency room bays, including a fully equipped Trauma bay Separate pediatric waiting area, triage, and a dedicated bay State of the art imaging, including CT, Ultrasound, and Radiology Covered ambulance entrance for patient drop-off/pick-up and EMS lounge Portsmouth Regional Hospital will provide a tax base for the Seabrook community Seabrook ER will employ 45-50 people (approximately 43 FTEs) Seabrook ER will be staffed by experienced professionals, including emergency nurses and board certified emergency care physicians Located at 603 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874 at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 107 in Seabrook Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a Chest Pain Accredited Hospital and Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center Vital information for heart patients will be able to be transmitted to the Seabrook ER, just as EMS crews would do at PRH Patients needing to be admitted to an inpatient bed will be transported to the main campus with seamless care handoff to our excellent intensivist and hospitalists Anticipate opening in the summer of 2017.

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The press coverage of the announcement by the Town of Seabrook and Portsmouth Regional Hospital.