Health
Thursday, January 24, 2002
Red Cross offers courses in life-saving techniques
In the past year, 220,000 Americans died of sudden cardiac arrest — almost one every two minutes. A quarter of these deaths could likely have been prevented if an automated external defibrillator (AED) had been available for immediate use and people were trained to use it. An AED is a device that can reestablish an effective heart rhythm. In January and February, the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula will be offering classes in Adult CPR and AED to help keep families safer. Classes are available in most of the counties we serve in order to better serve the community. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling (800) 777-6620. The local class will be in the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave. Seaford, 6-8:30 p.m., on Jan 29 — (part 1) Adult CPR and AED, Cost $50 and on Jan 30 — (part 2) Adult CPR and AED.

People’s Place recruiting volunteers to be mediators
The victim-offender mediation program through People’s Place Center for Community Justice is looking for volunteers to be trained as mediators. The program provides a forum for victims of non-violent crimes to meet with the offender face to face, using a volunteer to mediate the session. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, not have a criminal record and must complete a 27-hour training session. Training will be held at People’s Place Counseling Center on March 7-10. People’s Place is located at 1131 Airport Road, Milford. The fee for the training will be $25 per person, which includes lunches. You must sign up before attending the training sessions. If you are interested in becoming a mediator, or would like more information about the program, contact Melissa McNary at People’s Place at 424-0890.
Nurse named ‘Employee of the Year’
By Phil Livingston

At a ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the conference room of the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Edward Hancock, president, Nanticoke Health Services, announced that Michele Campbell, R.N., was selected out of a field of 12 monthly winners as “Employee of the Year 2001.” Mrs. Campbell joined the Lofland LifeCare Center, a division of NHS, about nine years ago working in the office. After a short time she transferred to office duties at NMH and enrolled in a three-year registered nursing course at Delaware Tech while working full time at the hospital. In 1996, Mrs. Campbell received her associate degree in nursing and has been assigned to various sections including telemetry monitoring of heart patients, cardiac care, renal care, Progress Care Unit (PCU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Mr. Hancock presented Mrs. Campbell with a $500 check and numerous gift certificates including a two-night stay at the holiday Inn in Dover. Mrs. Campbell resides in Milford with her husband, Robert, and their six children, Rachel, Zachary, Melissa, Colleen, Matthew and Emma. Mr. Campbell is a quality control engineer with ISO Quality Management Systems in Hebron, Md. Mrs. Campbell’s hobby is baking for her family.