Emergency Department


In accident or illness, the Emergency Department at Lewis County General Hospital is always open to provide health care for your emergency needs 24/7/365. As “The Front Door” of LCGH, the Emergency Department is staffed with highly trained professional nurses, physicians and support staff that help provide prompt, compassionate and effective health care to our community. The ED is staffed by Registered Professional Nurses and Board Certified Physicians specialized in Advanced Adult and Pediatric Emergency, Trauma and Coronary Care. Currently, the ED RNs are pursuing and achieving advanced certifications such as Board Certification in Emergency Nursing (BCEN). This worldwide prestigious recognition shows our commitment to high quality emergency care.

The ED has delivered high quality Emergency Medical Care for over 250,000 people during the last 80 years and recently averages approximately 10,500 patient visits per year. Our ED is a primary choice in the tri-county area.

With new Patient Care room designs, we are successful in our commitment to provide an environment that is patient-private, confidential and comforting. The ED and staff is committed to keeping you and your authorized loved ones advised of your care and health status. The ED is equipped with the latest diagnostic and monitoring technology and has immediate access to full service Laboratory testing and extensive Radiological testing including x-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Nuclear Imaging. The Emergency Department has an extensive range of consultant-specialist services available such as Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Internal Medicine and Family Practice Medicine. The ED has a great working relationship with area Emergency Medical Ambulance Services resulting in a smoother transfer of your loved one to specialty services.

Lewis County General Hospital’s Emergency Department has been taking care of you and your family for generations and is committed to our community’s well-being. The ED looks forward to continued growth while serving you and your health care needs into the future.

Services

The Emergency Department(ED) at Lewis County General is a full service, 10 private acute beds, 24/7/365, level II ED. The ED is staffed by Registered Professional Nurses and Board Certified Physicians specializing in Adult and Pediatric Emergency and Coronary Care.  The ED provides Medical Control for all EMS services in Lewis County. The ED mission statement is to provide Prompt and Effective Care According to the Needs of the Patient.

Ribbon Cutting

The ED experienced a full renovation with a ribbon cutting community celebration on September 12, 2007.  This day marked the opening of a new state of the art patient focused clinical care and registration area.  Our new room designs and layout maximize patient confidentiality and privacy while providing comfort for our patients.

New Designs

The ED has incorporated many new designs into the ED such as a central panoramic view Nursing/MD communication center, private patient treatment rooms, larger waiting area, an Isolation Decontamination room with separate entrance, a separate EMT room, an attached shower and bath to our GYN treatment rooms, four spacious handicapped accessible restrooms, a curb free walk-in and ambulance entrance, and many utility support rooms.

Technology

The ED has enhanced efficiency and patient safety by instituting many state of the art computer and supply management systems such as a bedside electronic patient care record, digital radiology, electronic patient tracker board, wireless technology, automated security systems, mobile procedure carts, and computerized medication dispensing.

Ancillary Services/Consultants

We have immediate access to full service Laboratory, Cardio-Respiratory and Diagnostic Imaging including CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Imaging.

The ED has an extensive range of consultant-specialist services available such as Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice.

Typical Visit

A typical visit to the Emergency Department begins at triage.  Here the patient will be met by an RN who will evaluate a person's illness or injury.  The triage process sorts patients based on their severity of symptoms.  Anyone with life, limb threatening, or severe illness or injuries will be treated first.  This is not a first come, first served basis.

Staff

The ED staff is committed to providing the most compassionate, prompt, and effective health care for our patients.