Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s stroke, heart care level upped by DOH
May 11, 2012 · 10:15 AM
The Washington Department of Health recently categorized Snoqualmie Valley Hospital as Level II Cardiac Center of Care and Level III Stroke Center within a new facility classification system.
Now, local emergency medical services (EMS) personnel have the option to transport patients in critical stroke or cardiac condition directly to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital to reduce initial transfer times, where care coordination can begin.
“Snoqualmie Valley Hospital has strong collaborative relationships with area hospitals to ensure that patients receive the right care at the right time regardless of where that care occurs,” said Rachel Weber, Director of Nursing at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. “Given the hospital’s new categorizations for stroke and cardiac care, those in the Snoqualmie Valley and surrounding areas can now receive care sooner, which could save lives.”
Learn more about Snoqualmie Valley Hospital at http://www.snoqualmiehospital.org/