Level One Cardiac Care and Partnership

The Region’s Top Cardiac Experts say Lincoln Hospital FIRST!

In a cardiac emergency, time is an unforgiving foe. Because we live in a rural area, we’re already racing the clock.

With our Level One Cardiac Care protocol, Lincoln Hospital is prepared to quickly asses the needs, deliver the appropriate medications and transport heart attack patients to Sacred Heart Medical Center. One call activates the sequence.

  • Rapid diagnosis, intervention & stabilization at Lincoln Hospital.
  • Fast helicopter transport by Life Flight Critical Care Transport.
  • No-wait treatment at Sacred Heart’s Cardiac Catheter Lab Team.

Med Star

Read how Level One saved one Harrington woman’s life. Click Here

First Stop: Lincoln Hospital

Fast diagnosis and stabilization are key to surviving a cardiac emergency. To meet this goal, Lincoln Hospital will provide the following…

  • Board Certified physicians & mid-level providers.
  • State-of-the-art Bi-Phasic Cardiac Defibrillator standing by.
  • Cutting-edge cardiac chest pump standing by.
  • Aspirin therapy within 10 minutes of arrival.
  • Diagnostic EKG within 10 minutes of arrival.

Cardiac Care

f diagnostics show an impending heart attack, our physician makes the Level One call to our partners at MedStar and Sacred Heart’s Cardiac Cath Lab.

Top Flight Transportation

As soon as your EKG is diagnosed, Life Flight crews are called into action.Through our cutting edge Tele-ER system, the medical teams at Life Flight and Sacred Heart can be in video and voice contact with our ER physicians, and YOU, to communicate any special needs for your transport and treatment.

Reservations Please

As you are being transported, physicians and nurses in the Sacred Heart Cardiac Catheter Lab are converging to consult with doctors at Lincoln Hospital on your condition and examine your EKG. The goal is for their team and equipment to be in place for immediate treatment when you arrive — no waiting!

Cardiac Specialist Available Locally

Cardiologist Stephen Thew, MD, of Heart Clinics Northwest sees patients monthly at the Davenport Clinic. To schedule a visit, please call 509.838.7711 and ask for an appointment in Davenport.

To read more about Dr. Thew’s Davenport practice and Level One, click here.dr_thew

“Level One is working. It’s saving lives and giving rural people improved outcomes and quality of life. I just wish we’d though of it sooner!”

-Stephen Thew, MD
Heart Clinics Northwest & Sacred Heart
Visiting Cardiologist to Davenport Clinic