Jim & Marianne Cook Emergency Department
Our Emergency Department is a Level III Trauma Center. Board-certified emergency medicine physicians of Concord Emergency Medical Associates, as well as certified physician assistants and registered nurses, staff the emergency department. Our trauma team can respond at a moment’s notice to treat critical injuries. A helipad is also available for emergency air transport.
- Uncontrolled bleeding;
- Seizure or loss of consciousness;
- Chest pain or squeezing sensation in the chest;
- Shortness of breath;
- Suspected overdose or poisoning;
- Sudden paralysis or slurred speech;
- Broken bones;
- Severe pain;
- Active labor.
The department features 37 private rooms to improve privacy and lessen disruption. It also supports the use of innovative technology such as computers on wheels for bedside triage, an electronic tracking board to improve efficiency and timeliness of care, and on-site laboratory services along with point-of-care testing to help decrease wait times for healthcare providers and patients. Internal communication devices allow providers to seek assistance without leaving the bedside. The waiting room includes a children’s play area and windows that allow natural light to enter, while a centrally located hospitality desk with security, offer a welcoming and comfortable setting. A behavioral health safe area helps serve an increased number of behavioral health patients requiring care.