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When It Comes to Trauma Care, ‘The Key Is Being Fast’

Explaining Mercy Hospital Washington’s Level III Trauma Center Designation

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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:00 am

Summer unofficially began a couple of weeks ago with the Memorial Day holiday.

That means people are out swimming, riding bikes, taking hikes, driving boats and wave runners on the rivers, staying out later than usual and, in general, engaging in riskier behavior than they do other times of the year, said Dr. Bret Riegel, medical director of the emergency department at Mercy Hospital Washington.

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