*If you have a life-threatening emergency or need immediate assistance, dial 911 now.*
The healthcare team at Bay Area Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) shares a commitment to providing individualized service to the people in our community.
With its third floor entrance situated on the hospital’s east side, the ED is close to important ancillary services including the laboratory, medical imaging, and social services. The ambulance bay provides direct, covered access to enable ambulances, emergency responders, and other pre-hospital providers prompt delivery of their precious cargo—our patients.
Patients at Bay Area Hospital’s ED aren’t seen on a first come, first served basis. Instead those with the most critical needs are seen first. When you arrive a triage nurse will promptly assess your medical issue.
Excellent care, around the clock
Emergency physicians are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, with more physicians working during busy times. These physicians are members of our community and are all board certified or board eligible in emergency medicine. All receive ongoing education in cardiac, pediatric and trauma care.
Bay Area Hospital’s ED is also staffed with experienced registered nurses 24-hours a day, seven days a week, with increased coverage during busy times. The nurse leadership has a strong commitment to ongoing skill building, and are certified in cardiac, pediatric and trauma care. More than half of the registered nurses on staff are certified emergency nurses, and all registered nurses have advanced cardiac life support, pediatric life support and trauma training with mandatory competency testing required.
In addition to excellent nurses and physicians, board-certified physicians from the following specialties are available for consultation and referral at the discretion of ED physicians at all times:
- General surgery
- Internal medicine
When needed, specialists in Neurology, Psychiatry and Anesthesia are also available.
Bay Area Hospital is a Level III trauma center, and as such, complies with hospital standards set forth by Oregon’s Department of Human Services. Maintaining this certification requires on-site verification of resources every three years by a team of surveyors, including a trauma surgeon, a trauma nurse coordinator, and Oregon’s trauma and tertiary care manager.
Medical Imaging and Laboratory
Bay Area Hospital provides extensive on-site imaging services including X-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI and interventional radiology, on-site diagnostic laboratory services, and a blood bank 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Bay Area Hospital employs licensed clinical social workers and additional registered nurses to provide for 24-hour crisis intervention, case management ,and discharge planning. Social workers provide an invaluable link to community resources.