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 Center is designated a Level IV Trauma Center by the State of Washington. We are part of a statewide trauma system that must meet the strict requirements necessary to provide specific in-house services to treat trauma patients.
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 and Level II Trauma Centers, with which we have established transfer contracts.
Helicopter transfers to advanced trauma centers in Washington are provided by Lifeflight Network and ground transport is provided by Lifeline EMS.
WHEN TO SEEK
We have found that one of the biggest roadblocks to critical care access is people’s hesitation as to whether or not their situation is an emergency. Time is of the essence in these situations, and deciding whether or not you need a hospital costs valuable seconds. It is recommended that you take a first aid class so that you can better spot signs of an emergency and take action right away.
Below are indicators your condition needs urgent attention:
- 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
- Chest pains and/or difficulty breathing
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.
Emergency Department Main Number
Emergency Dept. Manager/Trauma Coordinator,
Aliya Quidwai, RN