East Cooper Medical Center Partners with Mount Pleasant Fire Department on Vials of Life Program

Nov 12, 2021

Mount Pleasant, S.C. – East Cooper Medical Center recently donated 500 vials to Mount Pleasant Fire Department’s Vials of Life program which helps emergency personnel collect important medical information on how to best care for patients when they are unconscious or otherwise incapacitated.

The vials consist of a medication bottle with specifics inside on medications, medical conditions, allergies, primary care physician contact information, family contact information and any other relevant data that could assist emergency personnel in providing appropriate care. A sticker on the door alerts first responders to look in the refrigerator for the Vials of Life bottle.

“Partnering with East Cooper Medical Center is a natural fit and helps both organizations give another level of care and safety to the community,” said Matt Tidwell, Public Information Officer and Logistics Captain at Mount Pleasant Fire Department.

Patrick Downes, CEO of East Cooper Medical Center said, “We are excited to team up with Mount Pleasant Fire Department to provide another tool in helping our collective teams facilitate better care for patients.”

The Vials of Life program started in 1998 and collects from various sites including area nursing homes, senior centers and other health care facilities with the goal of getting as many community members as possible to participate in the program.

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