The Valley West Emergency Room is staffed 24 hours a day. All our physicians are board certified in emergency medicine, and all doctors and nurses are trained in a wide variety of advanced care and hold certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS), Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), and Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN).
Valley West is fortunate to have an emergency medicine physician who also is a registered diagnostic medical and cardiac sonographer. Physicians trained in sonography are in short supply and ultrasound in the ER is usually found only in larger hospitals. In addition, staff are trained in bedside respiratory therapy for nurses, advanced airway management and EKG interpretation. With 24-hour lab and diagnostic services, Valley West’s Emergency Room staff is prepared to address your needs at any time.
The Emergency Room, part of the 38,000 square foot addition opened in November 2002, contains more space and greater privacy for our patients, a private entrance for patients arriving by ambulance, less congestion and a more confidential area for physician/family consultation. The adjacent helipad affords easy airlift to Advanced level trauma centers, if needed. A decontamination room, coupled with an appropriate response plan, provides greater disaster preparedness.
Emergency Room features:
- Entrance and helipad in the front of the building
- 7 large private treatment rooms
- Private grieving/consultation room.
- Close proximity to diagnostic imaging and laboratory for testing
Valley West also offers the Lifeline Personal Response Service available through the Continuity of Care Department. This service is a nationally-based, 24-hour response system that helps seniors and physically challenged individuals preserve their independence at home.
More information about Lifeline is available through Continuity of Care or Social Services departments at 815.786.3777.