|monday||8:00 - 17:00|
|tuesday||8:00 - 17:00|
|wednesday||8:00 - 17:00|
|thursday||8:00 - 17:00|
|friday||8:00 - 17:00|
|sunday||8:00 - 17:00|
What procedures will I have in the Emergency Department?
Treatments and procedures may include lab work, radiological studies, CAT scans, ultrasound, EKG for cardiac review, medication administration and physician evaluations.
When will I see a physician?
All patients are first triaged by an ER nurse. Then patients are evaluated by a physician. Patients who have a higher acuity of illness (i.e. heart attack or stroke) may be treated before those patients with less severe conditions (laceration, sprained ankle, etc.). Your patience is always appreciated.
When will I be able to eat?
Patients are able to eat after all their tests are completed and the physician has evaluated the results. On average, it is within three to four hours. However, it is sometimes necessary for patients to remain "NPO" (nothing by mouth) until further tests and/or studies are completed.
How is the Emergency Department staffed?
The department is staffed with emergency medicine physicians and nurses, physician assistants, technicians, CNAs and unit coordinators along with specialists from the laboratory, cardiology, respiratory and radiology departments.
What happens if I am admitted??
Upon admission to the hospital, you will remain in the Emergency Department until your inpatient room is ready. Your admitting physician will visit you during their designated "patient rounds."