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April 15, 2021
Nemer Motor Group Underwrites Lifesaving Service for Saratoga Hospital
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., April 15, 2021—Martin Nemer, founder of Nemer Motor Group, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at age 53. Nearly five decades later, his family still thinks about what might have been.
Earlier this month, the Nemer family—and the company that bears their name—made a gift to Saratoga Hospital Foundation to help prevent others from suffering a similar loss. As a tribute to their father and grandfather, the Nemers are underwriting Saratoga Hospital’s subscription to the emergency Lifenet System.
Lifenet transmits electrocardiogram and other critical patient information to the Emergency Department while the ambulance is en route. Armed with this information, the hospital can prepare for the patient’s arrival and ensure the emergency interventional cardiology team is at the ready, if necessary.
“For heart attack patients, every second counts,” said Ann Marie Cross, director of emergency services at Saratoga Hospital. “Lifenet is instrumental in helping us reduce the time between the patient’s arrival in our Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center and the start of treatment—and that saves lives.”
Saratoga Hospital significantly outperforms national benchmarks for quickly administering EKGs to heart attack patients and promptly performing balloon angioplasty and other interventional procedures. The hospital’s response times helped Saratoga Hospital earn the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award two years in a row.
“If Lifenet were available when my father had his heart attack, he might have lived,” said Robert Nemer, partner, Nemer Motor Group. “If we can help save someone’s life by getting them treatment faster, that would be a fitting tribute to him.”
Nemer Motor Group owns four dealerships, including Nemer Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Saratoga. Several family members live in Saratoga Springs.
“This is a wonderful gift to their neighbors in Saratoga County and to anyone who is transported to Saratoga Hospital for emergency cardiac care,” said Mary Solomons, executive director, Saratoga Hospital Foundation.
About Saratoga Hospital Foundation: Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga County’s leading healthcare provider. The foundation secures, manages and distributes charitable gifts to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital. Over the years, the foundation has raised more than $60 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region. For more information: www.SaratogaHospitalFoundation.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospitalFoundation1.
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