24/7 EMERGENCY CARE
Our Emergency Department provides 24-hour physician coverage, and is supported by 24-hour Radiology, Laboratory, and Respiratory Therapy Services.
Mid-Valley Hospital is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center with Surgical Services by the State of Washington. We are part of a statewide trauma system that meets the strict requirements necessary to provide trauma specific services within our Emergency Department.
Our patients can be assured that we are able to quickly and efficiently evaluate and provide care. Patients who are severely injured are stabilized at Mid-Valley Hospital for transfer to Level I, II and III Trauma Centers in designated in Washington State.
In most cases, helicopter transfers to more advanced trauma centers in Washington are provided by LifeFlight Network and ground transport is provided by Lifeline EMS.
Mid-Valley Hospital is also designated as a Level II Cardiac Center and Level II Stroke Center in Washington State. This allows us to provide life-saving intervention for victims of stroke and cardiac events in our community. In much the same way as our Trauma System, our Cardiac and Stroke Systems in Washington State allow seamless transfers to more advanced centers for specialized consultation and surgical intervention.
Emergency Department Main Number
Emergency Department Manager, Cardiac/ Stroke/Trauma Coordinator,
Aliya Quidwai, RN
WHEN TO SEEK
We have found that one of the biggest roadblocks to providing emergency medical intervention is people’s hesitation as to whether or not their situation is an emergency. Time is of the essence in many situations, and deciding whether or not you need to seek emergency hospital services costs valuable seconds. Please speak with you doctor to discuss emergent symptoms specific to your health conditions, or take a first aid class to better understand and identify signs of an emergency. These small steps will assist you in taking action right away.
Below are some indicators that your condition needs urgent attention:
- Chest pains and/or difficulty breathing
- Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
- Profuse bleeding that will not stop
- Suicidal feelings
- Acute stomach pain
- Sudden blurred vision
- Fainting or blacking out
- Difficulty walking
- Sudden sense of confusion
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY AT THE FIRST SIGN OF ANY ONE OF THESE URGENT SYMPTOMS.
By taking an Ambulance, rather than driving yourself, the patient can receive emergency care on the way to the hospital.