Emergency: For Patient & Family
Our Emergency Center is divided into multiple areas to care for you more efficiently. We are dedicated to helping you with your medical problem.
Please understand that the order in which you are seen is dependent on numerous factors and not necessarily on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants may initiate your care and testing based on the severity of your illness or injury. These providers work closely with our physicians to expedite your care. During your stay, you will be seen by one of our emergency medicine physicians.
We will ask you about your current medications, medical problems, previous surgeries and allergies. Please make us aware of any legal papers or specific wishes you may have for your care (such as do not resuscitate orders, living wills, advance directives or power of attorney).
We ask a lot of questions, so please be patient. Our goal is to gather all the information that will help with your care.
After your initial evaluation, certain tests may be needed to further evaluate your illness or injury.
Some emergency room visits are longer than others. Please try to be patient. Diagnosing and treating an illness or injury can sometimes take several hours. In addition, other patients may have life-threatening needs, and our staff may have to attend to them first. If you start experiencing different or more severe symptoms, please speak to your nurse or patient advocate.
We encourage close friends or family to assist us in caring for you. Please ask questions, and we will do our best to answer them. We strive to provide the very best care possible in a safe environment. Our goal is to exceed in meeting your expectations. We are here for you.