Emergency Services - What to Expect at the ER
When you arrive in our
Emergency Department, you'll be seen first by our Triage
Nurse. Triage sets the priority of patients that will be
treated based on their injury or illness. That means
someone with a more critical condition may be taken into
the treatment area before you, even if they arrive after
If you should feel worse
while you're waiting, please tell the Triage Nurse or
When a treatment room
becomes available, you'll be escorted by an ER staff
member to the designated area. You'll then by examined by
an emergency physician. Depending on your diagnosis, you
may be treated in the room, admitted to the hospital for
further care, or discharged from the Emergency Department.
For the privacy of our patients, only one or two visitors
may be with you in the treatment area. Other visitors may
remain in the waiting area.
If you are not admitted the
hospital, you will be discharged from the Emergency
Department. It's important for you to take the time to
read any instructions and ask questions so you feel
comfortable with your health plan.
We encourage you to follow up with your physician, and if
you don't have one, a physician referral will be provided
to you. If you do not feel better before you see your
physician, return to the Emergency Department.
to Emergency Services Page
For more information,
contact the Emergency Department at 618-332-5481.