Castleview Hospital Emergency Department is a Stroke Receiving Facility

Being a stroke receiving facility in Utah signals to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and community members that the hospital is willing and competent to treat acute ischemic stroke victims, and has taken the necessary steps of preparation.

 

Hospitals that have established designated stroke facilities have demonstrated improved treatment, better patient outcomes, and reduced care costs (ACT for Stroke, 2006, p. 5). They have the required infrastructure and written protocols to stabilize and provide rapid, optimal, and efficient care to acute stroke patients (ACT for Stroke, 2006, p. 5).