November 19th, 2019

For the second consecutive year, Grand View Hospital Paramedics have received the Pennsylvania CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) Award.

Presented in October during Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month, the CARES award acknowledges our paramedics’ dedication to collecting out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data to help improve the quality of care. Grand View Health Paramedics is one of 145 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies statewide recognized by Pennsylvania CARES.

“This honor signifies the way our staff of state-certified paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) work with 9-1-1 call centers, EMS agencies and Grand View Hospital to improve cardiac arrest survival rates,” said Brad Eliff, lead paramedic with Grand View Health Emergency and Trauma Services, Medic 151.

The hospital’s Medic 151 emergency ambulance service offers Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) services. It proudly serves the boroughs of Perkasie, Dublin and Sellersville, as well as West Rockhill, East Rockhill, Hilltown, Milford and Salford townships.

The Pa. CARES honor further strengthens emergency heart care at Grand View Hospital, which opened its full-service, 24/7 David M. Flowers, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory earlier this month. The cath lab treats patients that experience chest pain and other heart attack-related symptoms.

Patients experiencing chest pain and other heart attack signs should call 9-1-1.

Laura Rissell, emergency medical technician, and Brad Eliff, lead paramedic, Grand View Health Emergency and Trauma Services, Medic 151, proudly display the 2019 Pa. CARES award.