Medical Center donates $5000 to CIHS

High school student Jake Chilton of Cambridge gets a preview of CPR technique from Jen Schmidt, health education teacher at CIHS. Dennis Doran (left), president of Cambridge Medical Center, presented a $5,000 check to CIHS principal Mitch Clausen to fund the new CPR curriculum.

Starting with the class of 2015, every student graduating from Cambridge Isanti High School will be knowledgeable about CPR. A new 9th grade health education curriculum is being offered that includes CPR information and hands-on practice with CPR-manikins.

The new curriculum is made possible from a $5,000 donation from Cambridge Medical Center and will be used to purchase CPR manikins, supplies, and class materials.

“Giving back to the community by supporting health and wellness initiatives is part of our mission at Cambridge Medical Center and Allina,” said Dennis Doran, president of Cambridge Medical Center. “We’re happy to support the high school and help increase the knowledge base for CPR in our community.”

“We appreciate the medical center’s generosity and partnership with the school to help our young people learn this important life-saving skill,” said Mitch Clausen, principal of Cambridge-Isanti High School.

Jen Schmidt, health education teacher at the high school, is currently evaluating curriculum options and is eager to get the new program started. “Our students are the real winners here,” said Schmidt.