Emergency Medicine

Providing expert care in priority medical situations.

From the time you arrive at Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department, it is our priority to provide expert care in an environment designed for your comfort and to reduce the stress of the emergency health situation.

When You Arrive

Upon your arrival a specially trained nurse will evaluate your level of care.  For patients with less serious injuries, a new service, EZTRACK, is available seven day a week between 11 am and 10 pm for expedited care.  Patients with more serious injuries are taken to special treatment rooms.

You will receive prompt examination and treatment by our expert nurses, physicians, and healthcare providers.

Patients who may be experiencing a stroke are evaluated quickly by our physicians, who use special video equipment to communicate with critical care physicians and vascular neurosurgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a Primary Stroke Center. Through the StrokeCollaborative, we ensure that you receive the best treatment during the early hours of a stroke event -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If your condition requires a hospital admission, you may be admitted to Medical/Surgical, Critical Care, or Obstetrics.

If your emergency requires transfer to a tertiary care hospital, we have both ground ambulance and medical helicopter as options.

Since family and friends often accompany you to the emergency room, we make every effort to take care of them, too. Based upon the emergency at hand, we may limit the number of visitors in the treatment room with you.

We provide complimentary coffee in our family waiting area, which includes a play area for children.

Family members may also consult with physicians in a dedicated, private consultation room.