QUINCY – Quincy Valley Medical Center staff treated about seven more Paradiso concertgoers compared to last year.
Hospital staff treated 53 patients during the two-day electronic dance music festival compared to roughly 47 patients last year.
“This is a slightly higher number of patients than were treated last year,” Chief Nursing Officer Alicia Shields stated. “We acknowledge that CrowdRx saw the more stable patients so we could focus on the critically ill patients.”
Live Nation hired CrowdRx to treat patients at the Gorge Amphitheatre before they were transferred to Quincy Valley Medical Center. The company provides medical staff including a doctor.
Shields stated a combination of high temperatures and drug use resulted in a number of life-threatening conditions.
During Paradiso concert, the hospital received:
- 38 patients were treated and released
- 7 patients were admitted for further evaluation and later released
- 8 patients were transferred to Confluence Health – Central Washington Hospital or Harborview Medical Center
Beau B. Brooks, a 23-year-old Portland man, was one of the patients transferred to Central Washington Hospital. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and died roughly two hours later, Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris said.
The Chelan County Coroner’s Office is conducting an autopsy on Tuesday, Harris said.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death.
The amount of patients admitted to the hospital remains less than 2013, when 88 patients came from the concert venue.
A 21-year-old Des Moines man died at the 2013 concert.