Hancock Medical Center’s Level IV Trauma Center Emergency Department offers life-saving care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From broken bones to cardiac emergencies, our Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified physicians and nurses work as a team to diagnose and treat your illness or injury using the latest technology.
A physician is always available, and ambulatory care is offered for patients with less emergent conditions. Emergency Department staff receive ongoing professional training to ensure competency in the latest interventional medicine and technology.
Upon arriving at the Emergency Department, each patient is assessed by a Triage Nurse, who evaluates vital signs and determines the urgency of a condition or complaint in conjunction with the physician on duty. A care plan for each patient, and the order in which he is seen by a physician, is determined by the severity of illness or injury.