Vanguard Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) offers a full range of emergency medical care to a diverse patient population, 24 hours a day. Our ED is designed to meet the varying needs of patients, no matter how critical their health conditions.
Specially trained emergency medicine staff—including board-certified physicians, nurses, paramedic and EMT technicians and clerical personnel—coordinate treatment for a variety of health problems presented by patients visiting or brought to the department. Additionally, a nurse practitioner sees patients from 1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Patients that choose Weiss’ ED can expect to be treated by kind, qualified and compassionate physicians and nurses that provide exceptional, quality care to all people. Many of our diverse staff of physicians and nurses have provided emergency care at Weiss for 10 years—and some over 20 years—and still maintain a passion to serve our surrounding communities. All of our nurses are ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatrics Advanced Life Support) certified.
Patients with immediate, life threatening and urgent conditions are cared for in modern, private treatment rooms with specialized equipment and effective patient monitoring. Additionally, Weiss’ ED features:
- A state-of-the-art trauma room
- A chest pain program for fast evaluation and treatment
- Bedside triage and registration to expedite treatment and discharge
- A decontamination room specially equipped to care for chemical and biohazard emergencies
Weiss’ ED facility ensures a higher level of privacy, comfort and convenience as well as improved patient flow. Because privacy is a concern among ER patients, the ED provides treatment rooms with doors and floor-to-ceiling walls, rather than traditional curtain cubicles.
A special elevator connects the ED to a 16-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
that features highly advanced resources for critically ill patients. The ICU provides quality care for even the most complex medical challenges.
Weiss’ ED also provides a large, comfortable waiting area, parking immediately adjacent to the department with separate entrances for walk-in and ambulance patients, and a separate ambulance port that receives up to four ambulances at once.