Our three hospitals provide emergency/trauma care 24 hours a day. We treat traumatic injuries, major illnesses, and other illnesses requiring immediate attention. Each Emergency Department is a designated Trauma Center. Because of that, we provide prompt trauma care by a specially-trained trauma team. Dedicated trauma surgeons respond to trauma events. As a Trauma Center, our communities offer injury prevention education.
We give first priority to our most seriously ill or injured patients first. Patients receive the care they need as quickly as possible. Physicians and advanced practice providers treat our patients. Our registered nurses have specialized training for all emergencies.
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is a Level III Trauma Center. It treats nearly 30,000 patients each year. We place cardiac and trauma patients in rooms across from the nurse’s station. They receive continuous cardiac monitoring. Two providers staff the unit from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. As a result, we meet the needs when the emergency department is busiest. EMRMC is also the first hospital in the state of Kentucky to offer ED ECMO 24/7 with one hundred percent board-certified emergency physicians, which makes it only the 14th hospital in the United States to offer this service 24/7.
Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital is a Level IV Trauma Center. It treats more than 10,000 patients each year.
Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital is also a Level IV Trauma Center. It treats more than 6,000 patients each year.
The Regional Medical Center, James B. Haggin Hospital and Fort Logan Hospital are all accredited as a Chest Pain Center, with Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center being the only one accredited as a Chest Pain Center with PCI. That means we excel in treating patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. We provide rapid diagnosis and treatment in these situations. This ensures we provide the best care possible for cardiac patients. As a result, we reduce deaths and major adverse events.
Our three hospitals are also designated as Acute Stroke-Ready Hospitals. As a result, the staff is specially-trained for stroke patients. They recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke. A designated stroke team responds when a stroke alert is called. Because of this certification, patients receive life-saving care promptly.
In addition, our three hospitals are certified to be Pediatric Ready. We are the first healthcare system in Kentucky to be certified for all emergency departments. We have the proper equipment for all pediatric emergencies. In addition, our staff is specially trained for pediatric emergencies. We record vital signs for all pediatric patients. This includes blood pressure and height, and weight. We measure the head circumference of patients under 12 months. Because of this certification, pediatric patients receive appropriate care when they seek treatment in emergency situations.
We provide emergency/trauma care at three locations. As a result, patients don’t have to travel far for the care they need. Patients receive prompt emergency care when they need it.