Drug overdose treatment common at Westfields emergency room
New Richmond Police Chief Mark Samelstad says his department encountered heroin for the first time within city limits in fall 2013. The emergency room at New Richmond’s Westfields Hospital, on the other hand, began dealing with the drug several months earlier.
According to statistics provided by Laurie Harvieux, the hospital’s communications manager, Westfields treated one person for a heroin overdose in 2013, and that was in February.
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