Wyoming governor, Matt Mead, will sign legislation today that officially recognizes hospitals within the state that meet national accreditation guidelines for specialized care for heart attack and stroke patients. With cardiac disease being the number one killer in Wyoming, and 51 state residents newly diagnosed each day, the bill aims to draw attention to this critical health issue. Casper neurologist, Dr. David Wheeler, said the bill will help patients in need get specialized
The accreditation for hospitals is voluntary, but enables consumers to make informed decisions about choosing where to attain their healthcare. Douglas Dunsavage with the American Heart Association-Southwest Affiliate:
Dunsavage applauded the bill as an opportunity to applaud facilities that cater to the immediate needs of Wyoming patients.