St. Elizabeth Hospital Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 with professionals who have received specialized training in emergency medicine. The physicians and nursing personnel are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life support and Trauma Care.
A patient's primary care physician will be contacted as necessary. Sometimes, the emergency physician needs to call on other specialists, such as a surgeon or a cardiologist. St. Elizabeth Hospital keeps a list of on-call specialists. Note that if a specialist is contacted to see a patient, there may be a time delay for his or her arrival but our team of experts will provide you with the most timely and complete care possible.
Before you leave to come to the emergency room, be sure to bring a list of all medications you are taking, a list of any chronic conditions you may have, operations you have had and any allergies you have. It is also helpful to the medical care team if you can provide a copy of recent lab or test results. Providing such information may help to reduce both the cost and waiting time associated with your emergency room visit.