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Medical Emergency Services

Our experienced team of doctors and nurses work together to provide excellent emergency care to every patient from pediatrics to geriatrics. When you come to Memorial Hospitalís Emergency Department you can expect:
  • Skilled emergency physicians are on duty 24 hours a day.
  • Experienced, qualified nursing staff.
  • You will be our priority. We will do our best to treat you immediately.
  • You will be treated with quality care.
  • You will be more to us than just a name on a chart.



Emergency Department Facts:

HISTORY:
  • The first Emergency Room was built in 1969 as part of a new 20,600 square feet expansion project which included an obstetrical suite, x-ray department, and a patient room wing with private rooms.
  • STAT MED-EVAC Emergency Helicopter utilizes the landing pad on the campus of the hospital many times each year.
  • Six emergency treatment beds within the department.
  • Expanded comfort/family area.
  • Nine Physicians on staff.
  • 18 Nursing and support staff.
  • Five Ambulance Units.
  • Four Wheelchair Vans.


WE CARE ABOUT CHILDREN!

Children are among the most precious members of our community. Sometimes children require medical attention in an emergency situation. You can be confident that our staff will treat your child as if he or she were their own. There are unique requirements and techniques necessary to provide prompt and lifesaving treatment for children. That's why the majority of our emergency medical team have been trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

PALS training focuses on the fact that critically ill children depend on the provision of timely and appropriate pediatric emergency care. This care includes a broad spectrum of services, from early identification of problems through pre-hospital, hospital, and rehabilitative care.

PALS training concentrates on a clinical approach to patient assessment, intervention, and reassessment. PALS training offers hands-on experience with the utilization of practice mannequins and interactive studies.

Certified PALS healthcare providers are also skilled at providing advanced lifesaving techniques such as:
  • airway management
  • basic life support
  • vascular access
  • fluids and medications
  • rhythm disturbances and their management
  • cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and childre
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  • respiratory failure in infants and children

For further information about the Medical Emergency Services at Memorial Hospital, call 570-268-2274.