*If you have a life-threatening emergency or need immediate assistance, dial 911 now.*
The healthcare team at Bay Area Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) shares a commitment to providing individualized service to the people in our community.
Bay Area Hospital’s ED was completed in 2000. The entrance is on the third floor. The ED was designed to be near important ancillary services including laboratory, medical imaging and social services. And the ambulance bay provides direct, covered access to enable ambulances, emergency responders and other pre-hospital providers prompt delivery of their precious cargo—our patients.
Patients at Bay Area Hospital’s ED aren’t seen on a first come, first served basis. Instead, those with the most critical needs are seen first. When you arrive, a triage nurse will promptly assess your medical issue.
Emergency physicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with more physicians working during busy times. These physicians are members of our community and are all board certified or board eligible in emergency medicine. All receive ongoing education in cardiac, pediatric and trauma care.
Bay Area Hospital’s ED is also staffed with experienced registered nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with increased coverage during busy times. The nurse leadership has a strong commitment to ongoing skill-building, and are certified in cardiac, pediatric and trauma care. More than half of the registered nurses on staff are certified emergency nurses, and all registered nurses have advanced cardiac life support, pediatric life support and trauma training with mandatory competency testing required.
In addition to excellent nurses and physicians, board-certified physicians from the following specialties are available for consultation and referral at the discretion of ED physicians at all times:
Bay Area Hospital is a Level III trauma center, and as such, complies with hospital standards set forth by Oregon’s Department of Human Services. Maintaining this certification requires on-site verification of resources every three years by a team of surveyors, including a trauma surgeon, a trauma nurse coordinator and Oregon’s trauma and tertiary care manager.
Bay Area Hospital employs Licensed Clinical Social Workers and additional Registered Nurses to provide for 24-hour crisis intervention, case management and discharge planning. Social workers provide an invaluable link to community resources.
Bay Area Hospital provides extensive on-site imaging services including X-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI and interventional radiology; on-site diagnostic laboratory services; and a blood bank, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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