Trios Recognized for Stroke Care Excellence August 2018 3 Trios Health has once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Achieve- ment Award. The award recognizes that Trios South- ridge Hospital has reached an aggres- sive goal of treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as out- lined by the American Heart Associa- tion/American Stroke Association for 24 consecutive months or more. In addition, Trios Southridge Hospital was added to the Target: Stroke Honor Roll for the second consecutive year, a recognition given for those delivering the fastest quality service for stroke patients. The Hospital was among those that achieved “Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy” in 60 minutes (or less) for 66 percent of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients. Research has shown that fast and high quality treatment of stroke improves patient outcomes. Trios Health has remained steadfastly focused on enhancing its stroke-related services, including service line enhancements, teamwork, and drills with hospital-based physicians and nursing staff, as well as the deployment of a robot that quickly connects its emergency department with regional stroke experts in Spokane for additional consultation and treatment planning. RESIDENCY PROGRAM ACHIEVES INITIAL ACCREDITATION Trios Health’s Internal Medicine Residency Program has achieved initial accreditation status by the Accredita- tion Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). “We are pleased to have completed another signifi- cant step in our program accreditations,” said Heather Phipps, designated institutional officer for Trios Health’s Graduate Medical Education Programs and board cer- tified surgeon with Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associ- ates in Kennewick. “Initial accreditation provides clear verification that our faculty and program leaders are doing a fantastic job.” NEWS CHIEF RESIDENTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018–19 Drs. Jessica Togiai and Andrew Sou have been appointed to serve as chief residents for the hospital sys- tem’s family and internal medicine residency programs, respectively. The physicians began their one-year term as chiefs in July. Chief residents provide lead- ership within a medical residency program by teaching, facilitating conferences, supervising, schedul- ing, implementing policy, mediat- ing, and serving as role models for other residents. IT’S THE RULE, VACCINES BEFORE SCHOOL NEW CLASS OF RESIDENTS JOINS TRIOS HEALTH Trios Health welcomed nine new medical residents— four in family medicine and five in internal medicine— to its programs in July 2018. The organization launched the Tri-Cities area’s first medical residency programs in 2013 and has graduated three classes as of June 2018. The new family medicine residents are: Wyatt Boles, DO; Danielle Cruto, DO; Jessica Luo, DO; and Lauren Tsai, DO. The new internal medicine residents are: Andrea Chang, DO; Angeli Duran, DO; Nate Eisenhut, DO; William Graven, DO; and Rachael Steiner, DO. The programs have a total of 11 family medicine residents and 13 internal medicine residents. Jessica Togiai, DO Andrew Sou, DO The first day of school is approach- ing quickly, which means it’s time to make sure children are up-to- date on their required vaccines. Contact your health provider today to be sure your loved ones are current. Immuniza- tions are an important part of wellness for all ages. NEED A DOCTOR? Find a primary care provider at trioshealth.org/findaphysician . Or visit Trios Urgent Care Center–Columbia Center located at 7201 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick.