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Emergency Services

We offer 24-hour Emergency services. Our Nursing and Medical Staff are trained in Trauma and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

When do I go to the Emergency Room?

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers a list of warning signs that indicate a medical emergency:

  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
  • Changes in vision
  • Confusion or changes in mental status
  • Any sudden or severe pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual abdominal pain

Our Emergency Department sees patients based on the severity of their illnesses or injuries, not on a first-come, first serve basis.  It is best to be prepared when entering an Emergency Department. In order to get the best possible care in the shortest amount of time, please:

Bring a list of medications and allergies:  What's the name of the medication you are taking?  How often do you take it and for how long?  A list of allergies is important, especially if there are many of them.  Be sure to include medications, foods, insects or any other product that may cause an allergic reaction.  Bring a medical history form with you. 

Know your immunizations:  This will likely be a long list for children; mainly tetanus, flu and Hepatitis B for adults.

Remain calm: Obviously, it is difficult to remain composed if you've been badly injured, but a calm attitude can help increase communication with the doctors and nurses who are caring for you.