WPH Says Call 911 in All Health Emergencies
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 7, 2017
Apparently in Cody Country, it’s not the norm to call 911 if an accident happens miles away from the hospital – but victims of injuries have a better chance if an ambulance is called in an emergency, no matter where the health issue happens.
Ryan Winchell, Clinical Supervisor for the Emergency Services Department at West Park Hospital, says that residents often drive themselves to the emergency room, even if they’ve suffered a major injury. But Winchell says people don’t realize that although it may take time to reach the location of the accident or health emergency, an ambulance can meet the injured person on the road on the way to the hospital, and victims can begin receiving medical treatment earlier than they would have if they drove all the way to the hospital themselves.
The West Park Hospital Emergency Services staff boasts 35 employees, two ambulances that are available 24 hours a day, and nine paramedics on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.