Trios Health is pleased to announce that the hospital’s designations as a Level I Cardiac Center and Level II Stroke Center have been retained.
These categorizations are up for review every three years by the Washington State Department of Health within the state’s Emergency Cardiac and Stroke (ECS) System, and re-categorization indicates that Trios Health continues to meet or exceed the requirements for these levels of care. The categorization period is effective from Dec. 23, 2020, through Dec. 22, 2023.
“We are pleased to continue to be recognized as a Level I Cardiac Center and Level II Stroke Center. These categorizations are evidence of the high level of care provided by our skilled teams of doctors, nurses, and professionals who are committed to caring for our patients and our community,” said John Solheim, Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud of our teams and all they do and are grateful for the trust and support of our community.”
The Level I Cardiac Center designation is the highest ranking available and indicates that Trios Health is ready 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to provide rapid and comprehensive treatment for cardiac emergencies. Some of these services include diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation services, targeted temperature management, and providing an interventional cardiac team that is available within 30 minutes of notification.
As a Level II Stroke Center, Trios Health adheres to several stroke service standards. Some of these include 24/7 diagnostic capabilities, IV thrombolytic therapy, advanced stroke education for staff, and providing an acute stroke team made up of physicians and nurses that are able to respond within 15 minutes to assess and treat stroke patients.
“Trios Health is committed to providing the best possible care for our patients. Designation as a Level I Cardiac Center and Level II Stroke Center demonstrates our commitment to our patients and our community by adhering to these service standards,” said Bryson Casale, Trios Stroke & Trauma Coordinator. “Meeting these rigorous standards is no easy task, and we are proud and thankful for all the teams who come together to provide this high level care for our patients and community.”
Washington State’s ESC system was established in 2021 and was designed to reduce mortality and morbidity for stroke and cardiac patients.
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