Wythe County Community Hospital Supplies Life-Saving Medication to Town of Wytheville Police Department

November 9, 2018

Wythe County Community Hospital has supplied life-saving Naloxone to the Wytheville Police Department to ensure every police vehicle is equipped with the medication used to revive opiate overdose victims. 

WCCH supplied 30 kits as part of a coordinated community effort to address the opioid addiction epidemic.  The medication is commonly used by paramedics, emergency room doctors, and other specially trained first responders.

“As a community hospital, it is our duty to work with our local agencies and organizations to make our community healthier,” said Joe Wilkins, Chief Executive Officer at Wythe County Community Hospital.  “We are committed to being a positive presence to all of the people that we serve. Partnering with Police Chief Arnold and his team on this program is a testament to our collaboration to keep our communities safe and our commitment to the health of all that we serve.”

Pictured LtoR: Deputy Chief of Police Joel Hash,Lieutenant Claypool WCCH  CEO Joe Wilkins, and Chief of Police Rick Arnold