Last week, Congressman Rick Larsen visited Cascade Valley Hospital to talk with the volunteers. He got a tour of the Emergency Department from former Darrington Mayor Jim Rankin, shown right. Rankin talked in length about his role in the Emergency Department and showed Congressman Larsen some of the features and technology in the treatment rooms.
Congressman Larsen also spent a few minutes talking with Jerry Vanney, left, the most tenured volunteer at Cascade Valley Hospital with more than 30 years of service. A photo of the two conversing was posted on the Skagit Regional Health Facebook page, sparking dozens of shares and comments from all over the community.