Emergency Care

We’re taking things to the next level

Reid Health has earned a Primary Stroke Center certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by a special committee of the American College of Surgeons. We’re taking trauma care in our region to a new level for the benefit of the communities we serve.

Primary Stroke Center

Reid Health is now a Primary Stroke Center. The certification implements updated guidelines for care that

improve stroke survival. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the nation, and someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. Time is critical in stroke care and anyone experiencing stroke-like symptoms should go to the closest, most appropriate facility immediately. If Reid Health happens to be the closest option, the Primary Stroke Center certification means the latest treatment protocols will be followed in rapid fashion, including, when appropriate, quick transfers to Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

This certification verifies that we are meeting or exceeding all national guidelines for the treatment of stroke.

From the EMS first at the scene, to the triage nurse who meets the patient in the ED, to the CT technician quickly performing the CT scan, to the lab quickly performing the bloodwork, this certification show that multiple different stroke team members at Reid hold themselves to a higher standard of stroke care. Click to read the full press release.

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Level III Trauma Center

Here’s why this is important for our region

Reid Health has been validated as providing prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care, and stabilization of injured patients. While many hospitals perform these same services, Reid performs them to the level of quality required by the American College of Surgeons for verification.

Our team of emergency medicine doctors, surgeons, and anesthesiologists is on-call 24/7. Specialist, such as orthopedic doctors or cardiologists, are also available when needed. Reid also has proper agreements with Level II and Level I facilities, should your care require a transfer.

“Level III indicates we have taken the necessary steps to ensure trauma patients receive care in an organized approach through rapid assessment, resuscitation and stabilization.”

-Ryan Williams, RN, Trauma Program Manager and EMS Coordinator at Reid Health

As a health system, this is one of the many ways we are always pushing ourselves to provide the best care for our patients. Click to read the full press release.