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Southeast Hospital Emergency Services

Southeast Hospital’s new team of emergency- trained, local specialists have nearly 185 years of combined clinical expertise as well as a long history of providing emergency care right here in our community. That’s real-life experience you can trust. Compassion you can feel. And an exceptional level of service that generations of area patients can attest to. In an emergency, it’s comforting to know our highly-skilled lineup is ready and waiting for you.

Emergency Room Our Emergency Services Includes:

  • 24/7 access to Advanced Cardiac Life Support-certified and emergency-trained professionals, skilled specialists and support personnel
  • Immediate access to Southeast Hospital’s comprehensive services and facilities
  • Arrival time to treatment of chest pain exceeds the standards of the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide
  • Full integration with Emergency Medical Transport Services for pre-hospital notification of time-critical conditions
  • Arrival time to treatment of stroke exceeds the National Stroke Center guidelines
  • Ranking among the top 5 percent in the nation for outstanding patient experience three years in a row
  • The Areas First Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center with the back up of nationally recognized  Southeast Heart Center

Southeast's full-time staff of Emergency Services physicians, nurses and support staff provide rapid, around-the-clock emergency and trauma care.

Flexible staffing allows for more on-duty physicians during busier times of day. Our ACLS-certified and trauma-trained staff also includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, trauma nurse specialists and other EMT-trained personnel.

A few pointers on how the ER works:

  • Registration- A clerk will ask you questions to start a chart for your care
  • Triage – An experienced nurse will ask you questions and assess you to help decide the severity of your illness or injury and how quickly you need to be seen.
  • Waiting Room – A nurse will check on you to make sure your condition has not changed. If you are feeling worse or if you decide to leave the waiting room, please tell the triage nurse.
  • Treatment Area – A team of physicians, nurses and support staff will care for you according to your needs. Lab work, X-rays or other tests may need to be performed.