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NCB Helps Heart Foundation of Jamaica

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Olivia Boothe–Brown (centre), registered nurse at the Heart Foundation, and her patient, Bernard Gordon, demonstrate the use of the Holter monitor. Looking on from left are Maxine McKenzie, NCB branch manager, Half-Way Tree; Deborah Chen, executive director of the Heart foundation; and Winston Barrett, vice-chairman of the foundation.
Deborah Chen (right), executive director of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, explains the cardiac screening process to (from left): Winston Barrett, vice-chairman of the foundation; Kerry-Ann Harris, CPR instructor; Natalie Hines-Wedderburn, NCB business banker, operations and customer service; Maxine McKenzie, NCB branch manager, Half-Way Tree; and Peter Bangerter, secretary-treasurer at the Heart Foundation, during a tour of the foundation’s offices.
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The Heart Foundation of Jamaica's capacity to screen for cardiovascular diseases was recently boosted with the donation of five Holter monitors by the NCB Foundation. The NCB Foundation donated $250,000 towards the purchasing of the devices.

NCB has been partnering with the Heart Foundation of Jamaica for more than eight years providing funding towards the expansion of its building in 2008, sponsorship and training services to train and certify in-house staff. The monitoring devices will enhance the cardiac screening services to Jamaicans at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.