Snoqualmie Valley Hospital earns high marks in stroke care
May 23, 2012
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital earned a Level 2 Cardiac Care and a Level 3 Stroke Care category under the state’s new care coordination system.
At those levels, emergency departments are required to have protocols in place and meet several performance goals.
Goals include having EKGs completed within 10 minutes and transferring to a higher level facility for a heart attack within a half-hour.
Hospitals must have a full range of specialists, like neurosurgeons, and highly sophisticated equipment available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to earn Level 1 status.
“Snoqualmie Valley Hospital has effectively developed strong collaborative relationships with area hospitals,” Director of Nursing Rachel Weber said in a press release, “to assure that patients receive the right care at the right time regardless of where that care occurs.”