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EMS honored

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Emergency Department recently honored a local EMS service for bringing the first stroke patient to MVH after the hospital was named a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Representatives from Rostraver-West Newton Emergency Services accepted the certificate at a recent EMS managers meeting at the hospital. From left are Linda Zidek, EMS pre-hospital coordinator; Christine Snyder, MVH stroke care coordinator; Dr. Brenda Walther, Emergency Department director; Michael Stangroom, director of operations, Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Services; Matthew Smelser, paramedic supervisor; and Jeffrey A. Pesarsick, supervisor.
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