Evidence has proven that immediate intervention is vital (minutes matter) in emergency situations such as a heart attack, stroke, or trauma. Critical patients are seen immediately on arrival. Our average time from door to medical screening is one minute.
We realize that nobody plans an emergency, so that is why our team of emergency professionals understands that medical emergencies can be stressful. Once you are brought to an exam room, a member of the Emergency Department team will take a detailed medical history about your present illness and work to understand your health history, family history and social history.
After completing a review of your personal health record and medical examination, the Emergency Department physician will determine the next steps. Additional tests may be needed to determine a diagnosis. Patients in the Emergency Department may be cared for by doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, radiology technicians, phlebotomists, respiratory therapists, emergency room technicians, and paramedics.
To meet your needs, our physicians and nurses have advanced training in many areas such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Rural Trauma Care. The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the event of an emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.