BRAINTREE − Defibrillators for city structures and products for the nurse’s office environment at the new South Center College will be donated to the city by a foundation commenced in memory of a slain member of the board of wellbeing who was a longtime university nurse.
The $15,000 donated to pay out for the nurse’s business office furnishings and 5 defibrillators for town and school buildings is from the Laurie Melchionda Foundation. The city council voted unanimously to accept them at Tuesday night’s assembly.
Melchionda was a nurse at Boston Kid’s Medical center for 35 yrs and a nurse in the Braintree educational institutions for 25 many years in advance of leaving to develop into the director of nursing for the Weston educational institutions. She was shot and killed at her Howie Highway household in June 2020. The man billed with the criminal offense is a former neighbor who posed as a supply driver.
“Laurie served our neighborhood with excellent satisfaction and always had the greatest interests of our pupils, colleagues, household and good friends at heart,” Mayor Charles Kokoros wrote in a memo to the council. “I won’t be able to thank the foundation ample for this generous donation.”
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Julianna Melchionda, Laurie’s daughter, told the council her family members is overcome with the aid they have gained.
“This is just the starting,” she explained of the donation. “It is an honor to give back again to the local community.”
Julianna Melchionda, who is also a nurse, took her mother’s seat on the board of wellness.
Town Council President Meredith Boericke expressed councilors’ gratitude for the donation.
“Thank you for your ongoing services to the neighborhood,” Boericke reported.
Also at the assembly, Braintree fire Lt. Fred Viola and a team of Braintree firefighters shown use of a LUCAS product, which stands for Lund College Cardiac Help System. The system quickly does chest compressions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Viola explained it has presently saved life.
“It can make our position a minimal easier, but additional importantly, it’s extra efficient,” said Viola, the department’s emergency clinical coordinator.
For instance, the device can proceed to deliver regular compressions though a individual is taken to an ambulance, Viola reported. The department acquired a person of the products with grant money, and Brewster Ambulance acquired two a lot more so all three of the department’s entrance-line engines carry them, he stated.
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