FWBMC and TCH Recognized for their Generous Donation of Six ‘Stop the Bleed’ Kits

Mitch Mongell, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center CEO, and Dave Whalen, Twin Cities Hospital CEO pictured with Assistant Superintendent, Steve Horton, and Superintendent Marcus Chambers

Mitch Mongell, CEO of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, and Dave Whalen, CEO of Twin Cities Hospital, were recognized at the August 12, 2019, School Board meeting for their generous donation of six ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits in support of student safety.  The kits will be distributed to all Okaloosa County High Schools.

“This is something we hope we never have to utilize,” said Superintendent Marcus Chambers.  "The partnership with these two hospitals is a testament to how much they care about our students and how much they care about Okaloosa County.”

The ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits, which cost about $800 per kit, will provide the schools with the materials Administrators, Teachers, and Educational Support need to help them stop something catastrophic, potentially saving lives.

“The generous donations of Twin Cities Hospital, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, and these gentlemen (Mongell and Whalen) have spurred us on as well,” said Assistant Superintendent Steve Horton.  “As a district, we are always looking to make sure that we have safety measures in place in every school.  So the School District has decided to place one of these kits in every school and will train staff on their use.”