Time Sensitive Emergency
Boundary Community Hospital (BCH) has been designated as a Level II STEMI (Heart Attack) Center, Level III Stroke Center, and a Level IV Trauma Center by the State of Idaho. These designations for the Hospital are part of the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency (TSE) System and is reserved for hospitals that meet the stringent criteria established by the State as part of the statewide TSE system of care that includes three of the top five causes of death in Idaho: trauma, stroke, and heart attack (STEMI).
The 2014 Idaho Legislature approved and funded a plan to develop a statewide Time Sensitive Emergency System of care that includes three of the top five causes of death in Idaho: trauma, stroke, and heart attack. Studies show that organized systems of care improve patient outcomes, reduce the frequency of preventable death, and improve the quality of life of the patient. The goals of the TSE system are to decrease mortality and improve patient recovery by providing the rapid movement of patients to centers for definitive treatment.
The new Boundary Ambulance Critical Care Transport (CCT) Ambulance parked in front of the Emergency Department. According to Jeff Lindsey, NRP, Chief of Boundary Ambulance, “We are happy to have this large ambulance available for Boundary County. It has the space for critical care equipment and personnel when we need to transport critical patients to appropriate centers of treatment.”
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