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Hospital Auxiliary contributes medical equipment to save lives
Holland recounts near-death experience
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Elizabeth A. Lisa Holland, Ph.D., LMFT, shares her story of survival after falling victim to a lethal electric shock and how the staff at the then Kershaw County Memorial Hospital revived her back to life in 1967.
In early 1967 the Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary purchased a heart monitor/defibrillator and donated it to the hospital. On June 23, 1967, it was used for the first time to save the life of an eight-year old Camden girl who had accidently received a lethal electric shock about 2:15 that afternoon. The intake chart notes were bleak: “Patient was lying perfectly listless on the examining room table, no blood pressure or pulse was obtainable, the skin was very pale and cool.