Emergency ServicesWith over 14,500 square feet of space, the Emergency Department offers state-of-the art care in 15 private treatment rooms. A Med First Program has been implemented to expedite care for minor injuries and illnesses.
The newly equipped ER has 18 total beds which include:
- 7 private treatment rooms
- 3 state-of-the-art trauma bays
- 4 negative pressure treatment rooms (one of which will be an isolation room)
- 4-bed “fast track” area to speed up services for people who come in with non-life threatening illnesses or injuries.
The ER also has a technologically advanced 128 slice state-of-the-art CT Scanner, and a decontamination room.
The HHH Emergency Department has also implemented a new Stroke Program.
The program, a contractual arrangement with HHMH, Good Samaritan Hospital and SAGE Neurology Group, offers patients suffering from stroke or other neurologic emergencies immediate 24/7 access to board certified, fellowship trained neurologists via telemedicine, utilizing ‘InTouch TeleStroke’ equipment in the Emergency Department provided by GSH.
Suspected stroke patients are quickly assessed by the HHMH Emergency Room staff and a CT scan is performed to determine if there is a blood clot or other brain injury. Hospital staff contacts the teleneurologist who is immediately able to remotely access the CT results and is then able to visually evaluate the patient utilizing the ‘InTouch TeleStroke’ video equipment. This robotic video equipment is positioned so the teleneurologist can maneuver a camera to clearly see the patient and communicate with the patient and HHMH ER staff. The live video consultation facilitates the real-time evaluation of the patient’s condition and upon obtainment of clinical data, the teleneurologist will provide orders to direct patient care that can be carried out by hospital staff.
Stroke Warning Signs:
- SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg – especially on one side of the body.
- SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
- SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
- SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause.
Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital also offers a Stroke Support Group that meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Room on the 2nd Floor of the Support Services Building. For more information call Wendy Bell at 637-5711 ext. 2038