A trip to the emergency department is never planned – it happens when you least expect it. At Gateway Regional Medical Center, our goal is to provide you with quality medical care as quickly and professionally as possible.
Gateway Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) offers 24-hour emergency services, staffed by medical professionals with experience in emergency medicine.
Our doctors specialize in emergency medicine, caring for patients with acute illnesses or injuries that require immediate medical attention. Because patients with the greatest need must receive immediate care, a registered nurse will assess all patients and prioritize them on the basis of need, not on the order of arrival. Once the emergency is resolved, we recommend you follow up with your primary care provider to reassess your overall health.
A primary care doctor enhances your long-term health by managing your care over an extended period of time, called continuity of care. If non-urgent conditions are routinely treated in the ED, your primary care doctor may not have all the necessary information to ensure your continuity of care.
- Nursing staff are all Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)-certified
- Our nurses have worked at Gateway Regional Medical Center, on average, for more than 13 years. This experience and commitment counts when you or your family member need emergency care.
In both 2010 and 2011, Gateway Regional Medical Center was been named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality MeasuresTM by The Joint Commission. This recognition is based on data reported to The Joint Commission about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for medical conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Many of these processes happen in our ED.
This honor is a reflection of the outstanding medical staff and employees at Gateway Regional Medical Center. It is our privilege to serve local residents with quality care, close to home.
If you have any questions about Gateway Regional Medical Center’s ED, please ask any of our staff.