In 2007, Washington County Hospital and Clinics completed a new hospital facility, with the Emergency Room located just inside the Main Entrance. The Emergency Room features a new Ambulance entrance with immediate access to all critical areas of patient care, private ER treatments rooms to allow more confidentiality and a large double-bay trauma room. The Emergency Room is physician-staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WCHC has access to specialized services on an emergency basis through the use of helicopters, which land right here on campus for patient needs. The Emergency Room Department at Washington County Hospital and Clinics is a Level IV Community Trauma Care Facility.
We encourage community residents to call anytime and talk to the nurse on duty to answer health questions or concerns. All of our Emergency Room Nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
The Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day with 1-2 RN's as well as ER Techs, CNAs, Paramedics and EMT Specialists who assist in the department as needed. The RN’s are licensed professional nurses committed to ensuring that the emergency patients receive optimal care and treatment. Our staff maintains certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, ENPC or Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, and Trauma Nurse Core Course (approved by the Emergency Nurses Association). We also participate in ongoing in-service education programs and periodic clinical skills evaluation to ensure that the quality of care provided is kept current within the developments in the emergency medical field.