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By Deb Brumley
For The Sentinel 

KVH ER becomes delivery room



SPECIAL DELIVERY: The Carland family of Goldendale is shown with KVH emergency staff who helped deliver their youngest, daughter, Triniti, who arrived in the wee hours of Feb 22. Dr. Anh Nguyen and Dr. Michael Garnett is the KVH medical team responsible for the safe delivery for baby and mom, Athena. Clockwise, left to right, Logan (big brother, age 7), Chad Carland, (Dad), Dr. Garnett, Dr. Nguyen, Athena Carland holding Triniti.

Quality Care. Close to Home. That is the brand and the pledge of Klickitat Valley Hospital (KVH) in Goldendale, and on Feb. 22, KVH staff, literally delivered on their promise to provide quality care near home when they helped Athena Carland of Goldendale deliver her daughter, Triniti, at 3:03 in the early morning.

The unusualness of the happy event is that KVH discontinued maternity care six years ago, and Triniti’s arrival close to home was due to the consummate readiness of the Emergency Room (ER) staff whose normal routines are more mired in responses to the unexpected and accidents and not acts of childbearing. KVH’s seven-room ER is equipped for treating accident victims and pat...

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