AMC’s emergency section is open up 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 32-bed division is staffed by specially trained emergency teams who use state-of-the-artwork technology to take care of patients from throughout the region. Additionally, AMC is the only medical center in the Portland region to offer a completely enclosed ambulance bay which shields transport patients from inclement weather. AMC also has a rooftop helicopter pad strategically positioned above the crisis department to minimize transport time, a crucial element in saving lives.. Adventist INFIRMARY expands emergency department Adventist INFIRMARY , a southeast Portland, Ore., hospital serving the higher Portland and Vancouver, Wash., metropolitan area, provides finished its third and final phase of its crisis department expansion.10, 2015 – – Fried poultry, lovely tea and greens prepared in bacon fat – – delicious hallmarks of a Southern diet – – may increase your risk for a heart attack, a fresh study suggests. Lead researcher James Shikany, a professor of nutritional epidemiology in the University of Alabama in Birmingham, said that regularly taking in Southern-style dishes was associated with a 56 % increased risk for coronary attack during the almost 6 years of the study. However, it is important to note that the study wasn’t made to prove a cause-and-effect relationship between these foods and cardiovascular disease, only an association. Still, Shikany said, ‘there are many possible mechanisms that increase risk.’ Included in these are excess saturated fats and nitrates in processed meats and sugar, which increase cholesterol, insulin level of resistance and body weight, all of which are linked to an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease, he added.