If you need emergency medical attention, dial “911”.
TO REACH THE ROXBOROUGH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM, FOLLOW THE BLUE
“H” HOSPITAL DIRECTIONAL SIGNS.
Welcome and thank you for choosing our Emergency Department.
Our team of physicians and nurses is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
to serve you.
Every Patient Is Important to Us
We strive to see everyone as quickly as possible. In an Emergency Department,
it is extremely important that the most acutely ill and injured be seen
first. Examples of emergencies that would be treated in an Emergency Department
are: heart attack, stroke, asthma, very high or low blood sugar, severe
injuries caused by accidents that occur at home, at work, with children
at play, or by vehicles; burns, poisoning, psychiatric emergencies or
injuries caused by violence.
Our goal for each patient is prompt, specialized, efficient care. However,
there are reasons why you may have to wait longer than expected such as
other patients being taken ahead of you because of their condition, or
the need for procedures such as lab work and x-rays to determine the proper
treatment for you.
We appreciate your patience, understanding and cooperation.
The staff will make every attempt to keep you and your family members informed
of the progress of your emergency department visit. Please direct any
unanswered questions to the triage nurse.
Upon your arrival you will enter a triage where you will be evaluated by
a registered nurse experienced in emergency nursing. This is where it
is decided which patients need to be treated first. The urgency of your
condition will be determined by your symptoms, vital signs, and medical
history. More seriously ill patients will be brought back first and will
be registered at the bedside rather than with the secretary in the waiting
area. Registration is required for each patient for the purpose of creating
a record of your visit. You will also be asked to sign consent for treatment.
A parent or guardians signature is needed for all children.
There is a vending machine in the room just outside of the emergency room
entrance for your convenience.
Please check with the triage nurse before giving the patient anything to
eat or drink. A restroom is located in the waiting room. Patients are asked to check
with the triage nurse in case a specimen is needed. Please notify staff
if the restroom needs attention. As a reminder, it is hospital policy
that unattended children are not permitted in any patient care area or
in the Hospital Lobby
When you leave, you will be given written instructions for patient care
at home. It is very important that you understand and follow these instructions.
Please ask questions if you do not understand. You are responsible for
your care after discharge. Please make follow-up appointments as directed
in your discharge instructions. Please take medications as prescribed.
We wish you good health!