Summersville Regional Medical Center’s emergency room is a level four trauma center located within Summersville Regional Medical Hospital. Emergent ground transportation is provided by JanCare and air transport is provided by Air Evac. Our emergency department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our facility includes ten cardiac beds and monitors as well as a pediatric trauma room and separate trauma bay. Our trained nursing team can screen for sexual and domestic violence, and administer behavioral health evaluations. Our five physicians and thirty three registered nurses work closely with others throughout the region to make sure that all patients’ needs are met. All our nurses are ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and NRP certified.

Our emergency department serves patients from across the region in their most critical moments. Our goals are to make certain all patients receive a fast and accurate prognosis, and efficient treatment or transport. Regardless of insurance status, no patient will ever be turned away for treatment.

We prioritize pediatric emergency services because we understand that children are not simply pint-sized versions of adult patients. Our pediatric trauma room has all of the specialized equipment necessary to treat children and adolescents. Our child-friendly features and amenities are also meant to help ease the fear and anxiety typically associated with an emergency room visit. From the time a patient walks through the door, and throughout their entire stay, families can expect to be kept up-to-date on their child’s care.

We also prioritize incoming patient services through a triage system. This system makes sure that those who require the most intense and immediate care are treated first, and those who are stable are treated expeditiously. If you’re having trouble deciding whether you should visit us in the Emergency Room or visit urgent care, here’s a quick reference.

 

EMERGENCY ROOM PRIMARY CARE or URGENT CARE
Chest Pain Cold and flu symptoms
Severe and/or prolonged shortness of breath Sore throats
Allergic reactions to food or insect bites Strains or sprains
Head injuries Ear infections
Severe bleeding Sinus infections
Consistent vomiting Minor cuts
Broken bone  
Deep wounds  
Stroke  
Burns  
Sepsis  

 

This is not an exhaustive list of conditions, merely a guideline to help you make your decision about where to seek care. If you are unsure of where to go, we advise that you call us at PHONE NUMBER. When you or a family member is sick or injured, the decision of where to go for care is an important one that, in many cases, must be made quickly. In the case of a clear medical emergency, please call 911.