Emergency Medicine

Within our Department of Emergency Medicine, you can expect to receive comprehensive emergency care from our specially trained and experienced staff. Our goal is to meet your needs in the best and fastest way possible, while providing safe and high-quality emergency healthcare. Please take into consideration that our staff prioritizes care based on the seriousness of a patient’s medical condition.

Evaluating Your Urgent Needs

Triage

As soon as you enter the Department of Emergency Medicine, see the receptionist, who will introduce you to a registered nurse, called a triage nurse. The nurse will determine the severity of your injury or illness. We will take your blood pressure, pulse and temperature and record it in the computer. The nurse will send you directly to the treatment area if you need help immediately or registration for less serious needs.

Evaluation & Treatment

In the treatment area, a specialized Emergency Medicine physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant will evaluate and treat you. If needed, you will undergo testing so we can learn more about your illness or injury. In most cases, this takes between two and three hours as you may need to wait for X-rays or lab work.

Admission or Discharge

If you need to be admitted, you will go to a nursing unit. Usually, this unit specializes in the type of treatment you need.

Emergency Services at Grand View Health

Primary Stroke Center

Grand View Health is recognized by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a certified Primary Stroke Center. Primary Stroke Center Certification recognizes hospitals that meet standards to support better outcomes for stroke care.

Learn more about the signs of stroke, treatments and the post-stroke rehabilitation program at Grand View Health.

Heart Care

Grand View Health offers comprehensive care for patients with heart disease. Emergency care for treating heart attacks is available 24/7. In addition to our team of board-certified cardiologists, we offer a full complement of care including diagnostic cardiac testing and imaging and cardiac rehabilitation. Heart specialists provide interventional treatment for coronary heart disease at the David M. Flowers, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Grand View Hospital

Grand View Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association for delivering high-quality heart care with a Get with the Guideline Gold designation from the American Heart Association. The awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines employing the latest scientific evidence.

Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at Grand View Hospital is the first in Pennsylvania to achieve accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The accreditation recognizes the additional level of resources, education and multidisciplinary care initiatives implemented to manage the treatment and well-being of geriatric patients when visiting the Emergency Department and their transition when they are discharged from the hospital.

Department of Emergency Medicine
Phone: 215-453-4674