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When to Call 911 Instead of Driving to the Emergency Room

Your loved one is walking up the stairs to your home when suddenly—OUCH!—she misses a step. Her ankle swells to three times its normal size. So what do you do—call 911? Or drive her to the Emergency Department? If you’re not sure or at all hesitant about driving, call 911. Why? Because if you move [...]

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Better Prepared for a Visit to the ER

For many of us, a trip to the Emergency Room can be scary, even if we’re not the ones in a crisis, but our loved ones are. It’s natural to feel panicked, stressed, scared and a myriad of other emotions when dealing with another person’s crisis.  At St. Mark’s Hospital we’re here to help you [...]

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A Life-Saving Combination

After serving as a military officer in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, Dell McDonald felt pretty confident that he could handle almost anything. But, when he suffered a stroke one evening in April 2010, he had to rely on his wife, a team of paramedics, and the remarkable staff at St. Mark’s Hospital [...]

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How ER Wait Times are Displayed

Many of you have seen the billboards posted along I-15 promoting the ER wait times for our family of MountainStar hospitals. If you haven’t seen them yet you must have just moved here, or never travel along I-15. They stretch from Ogden to Spanish Fork, and their glowing red numbers update travelers about the number [...]

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