Lifesaving app headed to more in northern Kentucky

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ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) – St. Elizabeth Healthcare is helping communities launch an app that alerts people who know CPR to places where someone is having heart attack symptoms

The Kentucky Enquirer reports that the app is called PulsePoint, and the Erlanger Public Safety Communications Center has been using it since 2012. City spokesman Matt Allen says Erlanger dispatchers get heart attack-related 911 calls about twice a day. Each time, residents who have PulsePoint and are within a quarter-mile are notified of the victim’s location.

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The Kenton County Communications Center recently agreed to provide the service to its communities. St. Elizabeth is working with Boone, Campbell and Grant counties to try to get them on-board.

St. Elizabeth spokesman Guy Karrick says the health care provider is going to cover all costs for communities within the system.