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KRMC receives CARES Excellence Award

This week, Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) was recognized for their partnership with local public health agencies, emergency medical services, and communities to save more lives from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in 2019. The CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) Excellence Award is awarded to those who collect OHCA data to help analyze and benchmark their performance with local, state, and national statistics. This kind of analysis allows communities the opportunity to discover ways to improve emergency cardiac care and therefore overall community wellbeing.

“KRMC has a valuable role in the overarching goal of increasing OHCA survival rates, and for that, we want to thank them for their effort and support,” says Janet Trethewey, EdD, EMT, Cardiac Ready Communities Program Manager at EMS & Trauma Systems, a division of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

“I want to commend our cardiac team here at KRMC on this award,” says Doug Nelson, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Kalispell Regional Healthcare. “Despite receiving regular recognition for their level of care, they continue to raise the bar. We as a community are incredibly lucky to have them.”