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If you need emergency care, get care. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

Emergencies don’t wait. And you shouldn’t wait to seek care if an emergency strikes you or your family. Delaying care in an emergency can lead to worse outcomes and potentially serious complications later.

We are open and ready to safely care for you in an environment specifically designed to keep you safe.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our 30-Minute Pledge means we will work diligently to have you initially seen by a medical professional within 30 minutes of your arrival.
  • The Neurology Telemedicine program in our Emergency Department uses virtual technology to give patients and emergency physicians 24/7 access to specialists in stroke and other neurology issues. And with a stroke, time to treatment is so important.
  • The ICU provides observation and treatment for patients requiring a higher level of care 24/7.
  • All this, plus specialists in General Surgery, and Orthopedics, means we are here for you when you need us most.

Here are a few ways we have changed operations to protect the health of all patients:

  • We utilize six-foot distancing markers.
  • Staff and patients wear masks at all times.
  • Terminal cleaning is performed on each room after the patient is discharged or transferred to another care area.
  • Staff members are screened at the beginning of every shift. Visitors and patients are also screened on arrival to the facility.
  • Everyone seeking emergency care is screened upon arrival to help ensure the appropriate site of care, isolating those who require it.
  • We offer separate areas for general ER patients and for those suspected of having COVID-19. Patients needing general care are NOT placed in the same area as those who are suspected of having the virus.
  • Patients coming in by ambulance are evaluated outside the ER, where the appropriate site of care is determined. If isolation is needed, those patients go directly to private rooms.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. If you need to go the emergency room, we’re ready for you 24/7.

 

 

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