For the local community, having a hospital close by is an important healthcare issue and quality of life. While many a small town hospital has been disparaged by terms like “band aid station” Rhonda Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of the Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center, said being called a band aide station is not really a bad thing.
Prompt attention with urgent medical care, experts in the field of emergency medicine say, can and often does, make the difference between life and death. Using the example of a stroke, the American Heart Association say’s having a stroke, demands medical attention right away. Immediate treatment may minimize the long-term damaging effects of a stroke and very often prevents death. Having an emergency room within minutes can, and very often does, make a real difference.