MOSCOW – Gritman Medical Center has achieved Level IV Trauma Center certification through the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System.
The designation is given to hospitals that have an on-call trauma team that includes a doctor and nurse, but no surgeons.
“The Level IV designation means that if a trauma patient needs more specialized surgical care at the moment, we are able to stabilize that patient and transfer them to another facility for treatment,” said Brad Gary, carrier. Gritman’s word, in an email.
While a number of surgeons have privileges at Gritman, they are not always part of the hospital’s trauma team, which would be necessary for the hospital to have a higher trauma designation, said Gary.
It took about a year for Gritman to get the designation. The process included steps such as an on-site assessment, review of procedures, and follow-up of patient cases.
All hospitals in north-central Idaho, with the exception of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, are Level IV in the system, which has five designations.
Level V hospitals have the fewest resources available to care for patients, while Level I hospitals have the most, such as comprehensive trauma care and a partnership with a medical school.
St. Joe’s is a Level III trauma center, a designation for hospitals that provide emergency trauma care with basic operating room services.
Idaho’s weather-sensitive emergency system is overseen by a 17-member council, formed in 2014. Six members are regional presidents from different parts of the state, and 11 members are appointed by the governor representing hospitals. and emergency medical services agencies.
Staff from the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System program at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare oversee the day-to-day operation of the system.
LCSC Business Development Center offers three online courses
Lewis-Clark State College’s North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center has three free videos focused on business start-ups, content marketing, and human resources for the rest of the month.
The center provides free business advice, financial and marketing analysis, start-up assistance, assistance in developing strategies and plans, as well as practical data and information for entrepreneurs and small business owners in the North Central. of Idaho.
All three videos are part of the centre’s Accelerating Business Success video webinars. Registration is required, but all videos are free.
This month’s three highlights include 17 Steps to Getting Started, taught by Felena Hanson. In 2011, Hanson launched Hera Hub, a workplace and meeting place where enterprising women could connect and collaborate in a spa-inspired setting. She has since written a book that provides a step-by-step process to help a new business get started.
The second video is Marketing Basics Part III and focuses on the basics of content marketing. Corissa Saint Laurent, teacher at Portland State University and professional lecturer in Marketing and Business Development, will explain how to help a business grow and transform through various marketing concepts.
The final final video is about human resources and is edited by Barbara Leachman, director of the center, and Tommy Cano, founder and president of the Cano HR group. They will discuss the different ways of managing employees.
People can register for these courses or other Accelerating Business Success video webinars at bit.ly/SBDCvideos. More information about the North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center at Lewis-Clark State College is available at www.lcsc.edu/sbdc or by calling (208) 792-2465.
Two Lewiston State Farm employees become agents
Taylor Forge is following in her father’s footsteps by opening an office as a State Farm Agent at 2270 Thain Grade, No.103, Lewiston, in a building next to the former Shopko Garden Center.
His father, Steve Forge, recently retired after 36 years as a State Farm agent. Taylor Forge worked as an insurance sales representative in her father’s office for eight years before becoming an agent.
Melody Sandahl, who was the former Forge office manager, also became an agent for State Farm.
Sandahl is at 1442 Idaho St., in Lewiston, the same location where Steve Forge had his office.
Both offices are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and sell policies covering vehicles, homes and businesses, as well as renters, life and disability insurance.
Sandahl is licensed to sell mutual fund accounts and can help people save for retirement or manage retirement income.
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