From broken bones to sudden illnesses to severe trauma, the Emergency Department at ECMC is dedicated to providing the highest quality emergency care available in an environment committed to patient satisfaction. We also take pride in our leadership in teaching and research related to emergency medicine.
As the medical emergency response system for the entire county, the ECMC Emergency Department serves 70,000 patients in our community each year. All of our attending physicians are board certified in emergency medicine, and our registered nurses are specially trained in emergency care.
ECMC offers comprehensive emergency services unrivaled by other institutions.
Advantages and services of the ECMC Emergency Department include:
In addition to responding to emergency situations, our team serves as a community partner through programs and offerings like:
We recognize how stressful a visit to the emergency room can be, so our waiting and quiet rooms have been renovated to ensure the comfort of patients and their family members.
We also serve our patients with an active telemedicine program, linking healthcare professionals in outlying hospitals to consult with ECMC physician experts, making sure patients throughout our area can access the best care when it matters most.
Even if you are in our computer system, we need to check the data to make sure the information is current and accurate.
There are a wide variety of medical conditions that bring people to the Emergency Department. Those patients who are the most seriously ill will be seen first; this is called “triage.” Also, the physician specializing in your particular condition may already be treating other patients.
Free parking is available to Emergency Department patients and their family members on the ramps outside the ED entrance.
Patients are permitted to have a maximum of two people with them in the patient treatment area.
A financial counselor is available in the Emergency Department to answer questions about payment.
Vending machines are located in the waiting room, hot food is available in the hospital’s cafeteria and there is a Tim Hortons and a Subway located in the main lobby.