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Wellington Regional was recently named a Comprehensive Stroke Center with the most advanced technology available to treat a stroke.

EVERY SECOND COUNTS

Dr. Adam Bromberg

Wellington Regional’s Emergency Department Stands Ready To React At A Moment’s Notice

Dr.Adam Bromberg, medical director of the Wellington Regional Medical Center Emergency Department, stood outside of the hospital’s emergency room and watched as an emergency medical services (EMS) truck approached with its siren blaring and its lights rapidly flashing in an effort to clear the road and shave a few more precious seconds from the hospital arrival time of a critical patient. Like a red blur, the truck pulled into the ambulance bay as first responders spilled out of the truck and shuttled the

patient through the doors to the waiting ER team inside.The hospital is full of specialized equipment and staff to provide emergent care for nearly any patient who arrives at the ER, but that is often the key word… arrives. Emergency care extends to the site of the patient, and EMS crews are seen as an extension of a hospital’s ER by extending lifesaving care from the doors and hallways of Wellington Regional Medical Center to the actual location of a critically sick or injured patient.These emergency providers walk into poten-

tially dangerous situations with a singular mission in mind — quickly find the patient, start lifesaving treatments and swiftly transfer the patient to the ER. Time. In an emergency, it is perhaps the most critical element.There is an ER expression, “time is brain.” The shorter the time from incident to medical intervention, the better the chance of a positive outcome. According to the American Heart Association, 1.9 million neurons can die per minute when a patient is having a stroke. That is 32,000 brain cells per second. wellington the magazine | july 2021 27

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