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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program

During cardiac arrest, every second counts. If a defibrillator can be used -- ideally within about three minutes -- the victim has a 50-to-70-percent chance of survival. National statistics indicate that 80 percent of all cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital, and only 5 percent of those individuals survive, simply because they could not get help soon enough. That’s why Community Hospital launched a program in 2003 to make easy-to-operate defibrillators available throughout the area.

Tyler Heart Institute AED Program seeks to increase the survival rate from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Monterey County by providing discounted Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), training, AED program, and maintenance support for businesses, organizations, churches, and schools. We can also assist with enrolling existing AEDs.

Each AED Package includes:

  • Initial site assessment to review all aspects of the AED Program, implementation process, and AED location
  • AED with carrying case, battery, pads and accessory pouch
  • Wall cabinet (mobile case available if needed)
  • Location signs
  • AED in-service for employees, members, and staff
  • Policy & Procedure assistance
  • Enrollment in maintenance program:
    • EMS registration
    • Replacement battery/electrodes if AED is used
    • Medical oversight and review if AED is used
    • Email reminders to complete AED monthly checks & replace supplies

AED/CPR Training

CPR/AED training resources

Featured story

See how a Marina High School teacher saved one of his students using CPR after he went into cardiac arrest in science class.

Kyle Larson


Deena Haynes, MS
Assistant Director
Tyler Heart Institute
(831) 883-5665

We have over 450 AEDs in the community.
Participating organizations

Montage Health

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Montage Health Foundation

Montage Medical Group

Montage Wellness Center

Aspire Health Plan

Central Coast Health Connect

Community Health Innovations