Deaconess Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) offers 24-hour emergency services and is staffed by medical professionals with experience in emergency medicine. A licensed doctor is on duty at all times along with nursing and ancillary staff who have specialized training in cardiac, medical, pediatric and trauma emergencies.
Located on the east side of the hospital, the Deaconess Hospital ED is a spacious facility featuring 28 treatment rooms, including Fast Track rooms dedicated for minor emergencies. Televisions in all rooms feature The Patient Channel—a tremendous educational resource for patients and their families.
Because patients with the greatest need must receive immediate care, a registered nurse will assess all patients and prioritize them on the basis of need, not on the order of arrival.
Our doctors specialize in emergency medicine, caring for patients with acute illnesses or injuries which require immediate medical attention. Once the emergency is resolved, we recommend you follow up with your primary care doctor to assess your overall health.
A primary care doctor enhances your overall long-term health by managing your care over an extended period of time, called continuity of care. If non-urgent conditions are routinely treated in the ED, your primary care doctor may not have all the necessary information to ensure your continuity of care.
Should you have any questions about the Emergency Department, please ask any of our ED staff.