Formed in 2011, the Cardiac and Stroke Workgroup is the newest East Region EMS Committee. The members include representatives from both urban and rural hospitals and EMS agencies throughout the ten-county region. The goal of the committee is to help decrease morbidity and mortality for heart attack, cardiac arrest and stroke patients by implementing the new WA State Emergency Cardiac and Stroke System. Emergency medical services transport patients directly to hospitals that meet care requirements and participate in the system.
Another important goal is to provide public education to both our regional partners and to the community. In collaboration with the Injury Prevention Committee, we offer stroke and cardiac disease prevention and education. A list of cardiac/stroke resources is included on this page.
Date: Quarterly on the last Thursday of: January, April, July, and October
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Location: Providence Spokane Heart Institute
2nd Floor Classroom
*Also available via TeleHealth*
Deanna Jones, Chair
Deanna is an RN with 30 years nursing experience and is currently the Cardiac Level 1 Coordinator for Providence SHMC and HFH.
Call 9-1-1 Public Service Announcements:
Women’s “Just a Little Heart Attack” video
Animated video on F.A.S.T. Stroke Heroes Act F.A.S.T.
Printed materials to download: Cardiac Stroke Network
Video on “How to do Hands-Only CPR”
Emergency Cardiac and Stroke System info: heart org/call911
Act Fast for Heart Attack National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Janette Worley MSN, ARNP
Deaconess Hospital Stroke Coordinator
Rockwood Neurology / Stroke Clinic
801 W 5th Ave Suite #510 Spokane, WA
Deaconess holds a Neuro Grand Rounds (usually Stroke focused) every 4th Tuesday of the month at 8:30 am in their auditorium.
Community medical personnel are always welcome and the presentations are recorded to view as needed.