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Last weekend, the health care community lost an innovator, a friend and luminary. HeartSine’s CEO, Uel McChesney, sent this heart-felt note to his colleagues and customers about the devastating loss of Professor John Anderson, M.Phil., Ph.D.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of the company, Professor John Anderson, on Saturday April 7, 2012. His passing is deeply regretted by all of the HeartSine family.
Please join me in expressing our deepest sympathy and condolences to Johnny Anderson and all of the family at this very difficult time.
We have lost a colleague, a mentor and an excellent friend.
The late American tennis player Eugene Scott once said: “Speed in tennis is a strange mixture of intuition, guesswork, footwork and hair-trigger reflexes.” For one man, it was this kind of agility from another player that saved his life.
Recently, Dr. Alan “Rico” Rich, a 72-year-old retired ophthalmologist, was ready for another day of tennis at Grasslands Golf and Country Club in Lakeland, Florida, when he went into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) on the court.
One court over, anesthesiologist Dr. Duane Baker moved quickly to get the Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) from the club’s tennis pro and started life-saving measures with a HeartSine® AED until paramedics arrived and could take over.
Dr. Baker’s tennis-honed reflexes allowed him to move quickly in the critical minutes after Dr. Rich’s cardiac arrest, which made all the difference for Dr. Rich’s full recovery.
To celebrate and recognize life-saving events like this, HeartSine has started the new Forward Hearts program. This program allows individuals who have survived a sudden cardiac arrest event, to give a HeartSine donated samaritan® PAD 300P Public Access Defibrillator to the charity or organization of their choice.
Dr. Rich selected Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College in Lakeland to receive a HeartSine AED in his honor.