For Immediate Release
Contact: Jenny Kaplan, JKC
Kaplan@jkaplanpr.com
415-342-2209

Petaluma, CA – Arrow Benefits Group, the 3rd largest HR/benefits Company in the North Bay, announces it will be the first local business to partner with the Petaluma Health Care District’s (PHCD) Healthquest Training Center to provide CPR/AED training and certification. Launched in collaboration with many of PHCD’s community partners, the HeartSafe Community Program (HSC) seeks to strengthen Southern Sonoma County’s response to cardiac emergencies through CPR/AED training, strategic installation and maintenance of equipment and by providing heart health education. Arrow has committed to facilitate the classes quarterly in order to help the city of Petaluma and as part of its mission to support the well-being of its clients and community. The first class is Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 2PM in the new Arrow Benefits training room. Space is limited and first come first serve – please contact Andrew McNeil at 707-992-3789 or AndrewM@arrowbenefitsgroup.com ASAP for details and to reserve seats.

“Through the American Heart Association, we know that more than 300,000 Americans will be victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest this year and that it is the number one cause of death in the workplace,” said PHCD CEO Ramona Faith. “We launched HeartSafe Community because we also know that if CPR is administered and an AED deployed within three to five minutes of a collapse, Sudden Cardiac Arrest survival rates increase by as much as 70 percent. These statistics are powerful and we hope that other businesses join in Arrow Benefit Groups’ footsteps toward creating a healthier community. The benefits of this training extend well beyond the workplace and can truly help save lives.”

HSC attendees will learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies until more advanced medical personnel can arrive to the scene. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the American Heart Association 2-year Certification card and a copy of the AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED course manual.

About Petaluma Health Care District

The Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the Southern Sonoma County community through leadership, advocacy, support, partnerships and education. Its vision is to foster a healthier community, a thriving hospital and local access to comprehensive health and wellness services. PHCD has served the health and wellness needs of the community for more than 65 years and is a public agency managed by the community for the community. For more information, please visit www.phcd.org.

About HeartSafe Community Program

Launched in 2013, the Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) collaborated with local police and fire, Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services, Petaluma Valley Hospital, St. Joseph Health Systems, Rancho Adobe Fire District, Petaluma City Schools and local non-profits and the American Heart Association to develop the HeartSafe Community Program (HSC). HSC utilizes a national framework to develop a unique community-based program that provides residents, local businesses and organizations with CPR/AED certification, hands-only CPR training, heart health education and access to life-saving equipment to best respond to cardiac emergencies. HSC is a program of PHCD and is managed by Healthquest CPR, an authorized training center of the American Heart Association. For more information, please call 707-766-9226 or email healthquest@phcd.org.

About Arrow Benefits Group

Committed to the community and elevating the industry – Arrow Benefits Group is the North Bay office of United Benefit Advisors (UBA), just north of San Francisco. UBA is one of the largest benefits consulting and brokerage firms in the country, with over 200 offices throughout North America and the United Kingdom. We provide a global reach with local support.

We work very personally as advisors determining specific needs, prioritizing goals, and providing technology tools that will streamline costs and improve overall benefits packages. The Arrow Benefits Group employs a formal and sophisticated process, supported by data and HR analytics that save time and money while building a blueprint and living benefit model, continually adaptable to changing needs. Known as the Human Resource – for more information on unique solutions to Benefit/HR queries please visit www.arrowbenefitsgroup.com or call 707.992.3780.

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