HeartSine Technologies Wins 2010 Aisling Award for Outstanding Achievement in BusinessBy Heartsine Technologies, PRNE
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Distinction goes to the firm that made most significant contribution to community
BELFAST, Northern Ireland, December 20, 2010 - HeartSine Technologies received the Outstanding Achievement in Business
Award at the 14th annual Aisling Awards ceremony, November 25th, in Belfast,
Northern Ireland. The award honors an exemplary company who has made
significant contributions to Belfast and surrounding communities.
The Aisling Award was established by the Belfast Media Group in 1997 to
honor champions and ambassadors from every field of endeavor throughout
Belfast. It is designed to applaud the progress made in Belfast since the
ceasefires of 1994 and to salute the heroes of the changing city.
HeartSine was recognized for its outstanding innovation and public
awareness work in the field of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in and around
Belfast. According to HeartSine CEO Greg Cash, "It is fantastic to be
recognized as Belfast's Best Business at the Aisling Awards 2010. The Belfast
experience started here in the 60s with the invention of the first-ever
coronary care unit to address the problem of out-of-hospital SCA. Today
HeartSine is continuing this legacy by designing, manufacturing and
distributing Public Access Defibrillators globally. In so many words it is:
'The Belfast Experience Take II.'"
Cash explained that 80 percent of SCA incidents happen outside of a
hospital (i.e., at home, in the gym, at school, at work, etc.). "The result
is an estimated 250 people dying prematurely each day. Many of these deaths
could be prevented if Automatic External Defibrillators were more widely
available," he said. "The Aisling Awards is a public acknowledgment of
HeartSine's business success based in Belfast, competing globally. But, more
importantly, this recognition provides everyone the opportunity to know how
they can save a life and reduce this horrific statistic."
The other nominees in the Outstanding Business category were Aepona, Fern
Software and Ortus. Cash said, "The competition was particularly stiff, as
they are all great success stories for the local business community."
The black-tie gala was held at the Europa Hotel and featured business,
political, community and sports leaders in common celebration of the reborn
Belfast. This year's guest of honor was John Ging, the Director of United
Nations Relief and Works Agency. Those who have received the coveted Aisling
accolade in the past include First and deputy First Minister Ian Paisley and
Martin McGuinness, labour campaigner Inez McCormack and former Lord Mayor and
East Belfast MP Naomi Long.
About HeartSine Technologies (www.heartsine.com)
A world leader in Public Access Defibrillators, HeartSine's mission is to
advance the deployment of lifesaving defibrillation therapy in
non-traditional areas of care through the development of proprietary
technologies and quality products. Its HeartSine(R) samaritan(R) PAD Public
Access Defibrillator is especially designed for rescuers of all skill levels
to administer lifesaving treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Additional
information: firstname.lastname@example.org; (866)478-7463, ext. 112.
HeartSine's European headquarters is located: 203 Airport Road West,
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT3 9ED. For more information, contact
Gary Young, +1-612-247-8123, gary at garyyoungink.com, for HeartSine Technologies
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