Local emergency room visits significantly decreased despite area population increase

Despite a rapidly increasing population base in the tri-area, Westview Health Center has managed to cut-down the amount of emergency visits received since 2008. In a presentation on hospital operations and geographical statistics at Parkland County earlier this week, Westview executive director, Ellen Billay said although this is a positive development there needs to be a continued focus placed on long-term health care sustainability.

“Westview has earned the respect and recognition in the community where people know they can address all of their health needs,” she said.

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