Cascade Valley Hospital receives state designation for cardiac and stroke care

ARLINGTON — Cascade Valley Hospital has been designated a Level 2 Cardiac Care Center and a Level 3 Stroke Care Center by the state of Washington's Emergency Cardiac and Stroke System. Both designations are good for three years.

"This is a new state program designed to help EMS identify which hospitals are capable of what specific care for cardiac issues and strokes," said Kelly Boardley, registered nurse and stroke and cardiac coordinator. "The program enables EMS to triage patients in the field and transport them directly to the hospital with the appropriate resources to manage and medically treat the patients in the best way. The program's motto is 'The right patient to the right facility in the right amount of time.'"

"Cascade Valley Hospital is committed to providing high quality medical care to its patients," CVH Administrator Clark Jones said. "This state designation validates our efforts to be ready for some of life's most trying situations."

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