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The Hudson Hospital Foundation gave St. Croix EMS $15,000 that was used to purchase a Lucas 2 Chest Compression System shown here. Staff members trained to use it include, from left, EMT-Intermediate Mark Van de Sande, paramedics Joe Elkin, Tim Morning and Jennifer Hintze-Olson, and EMS Chief Kim Eby.

St. Croix EMS: A pacesetter in heart attack response

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If you have heart disease, you're fortunate to live in the Hudson area.

Nine years ago, St. Croix Emergency Medical Services became an Advanced Life Support service, allowing its personnel to diagnose heart attacks in the field and administer front-line medications and procedures to keep patients alive.


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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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