Mid-Valley Hospital is dedicated to offering high-quality care and access to resources for the Omak and Okanogan communities. Recently, the health system has partnered with the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club and Lifeline Ambulance to provide Stop-The-Bleed, CPR and AED training, and invested in new, high-quality lab, radiology and surgical equipment.
Stop-The-Bleed is a national effort in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012. Mid-Valley Hospital has joined a collaboration of leaders from law enforcement, government and the medical field to improve responses to mass casualty events. Mass casualty events often result in injuries that include severe bleeding and can quickly result in death if untreated. Through offering free training on bleeding control basics, Mid-Valley Hospital provides civilian bystanders with the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation. The health system, with their community partners are on track to realize the goal of training 1,000 community members by the end of 2019, in addition to placing bleeding control kits and AEDs throughout the community in bystander accessible locations.
Mid-Valley Hospital has also added a variety of new lab, radiology and surgical equipment. In the lab, the newly acquired equipment will provide proven detection of emerging resistance to pathogens, provide comprehensive, up-to-date selection of antimicrobial agents, assist in differentiating bacterial from non-infective causes of inflammation and more. In the radiology department, a new Hologic 3D mammography machine will assist in streamlining workflow, as well as providing higher-quality 3D images for radiologists and a more comfortable mammography experience for patients. The added surgical equipment includes three new anesthesia machines and patient monitoring equipment for the PACU and OR. Mid Valley Hospital and Clinic also look forward to launching Cerner Millennium this year, a new electronic health record that provides a singular platform for the patient’s entire continuum of care.
Further details about Stop-The-Bleed training and the new equipment are available online.