The Emergency Department of Samaritan Hospital is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care during times of stress and urgency. Our emergency room is staffed with at least one physician, a supportive group of nurses and technicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our highly-skilled physicians are trained providers of ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Nursing staff and technicians are TNCC (Trauma Nurse Certified), ACLS and PALS trained. Technicians are all trained to National Registry Standards.
Samaritan Hospital serves an average of 5,500 patients each year. We also coordinate with Air Evac, Staff of Life and Lifeflight Eagle for flight services for critical patients needing procedures or services that are above the capabilities of Samaritan Hospital.
For all emergency services, any age group, acute or minor illnesses or injuries - our staff is here to stabilize, treat, comfort and serve you.
Samaritan Hospital in cooperation with Macon County Ambulance District offers the highest quality emergency medical services to our community.
Macon County EMS operates a fleet of four ambulances and has two fully staffed ambulances ready 24 hours a day. EMS employs highly trained Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians with advanced skills in trauma, cardiac and pediatric care. Responding to more than 2,000 requests for emergency service per year, our highly trained EMS staff is prepared to administer emergency health care due to intensive and innovative training programs and state-of-the-art equipment.
A 12-lead (multi-lead) EKG program that includes initial training of all paramedics and ongoing refresher training in acquisition, and interpretation of data. This program furthers our goal of expediting care for a patient suffering acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). Our approach with 12-Lead EKG and out-of-hospital cardiac care is to reduce the time to intervention and thereby significantly improve outcomes.
Established a First Responder Automatic External Defibrillator program.
EMS staff members are not only leaders in the field, but they are also leaders in the communities they serve. They volunteer their time to many committees, boards and emergency service agencies; teach community CPR and AED courses and CERT classes; do "DWI docudramas" at the local junior and senior high school; and provide presentations to many schools and day care centers.
Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days a year