If you have an Emergency, call 911.
The hospitals of Conemaugh Health System provide emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Emergency Departments are staffed by experienced providers that use the latest methods and technology to diagnose and treat medical emergencies. Providers in the Emergency Department include experienced board-certified emergency medicine physicians, licensed physician assistants, licensed nurse practitioners and certified registered nurses.
At Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Conemaugh Health System, our Emergency Department offers:
- State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment is used to help track and monitor patient progress
- Cardiovascular laboratories and surgical suites located just steps away from the Emergency Department
- Digital radiology rooms that are located in the department eliminating the need to move patients to other sections of the hospital for testing
- Sophisticated computer technology that provides patient lab results, diagnostic information, discharge information and other confidential data quickly and securely
- Direct access to Cardiologists and the Cardiac Catheterization Lab if emergent cardiac care is needed
- Rapid CT scanning and medication administration for stroke patients
- Provides 24-hour staff readiness
Patients and their families have immediate access to:
- Remote control televisions in most rooms
- A spacious family waiting room
- Valet parking services at Emergency Room entrance, 7:00 a.m. until midnight daily
While our goal is to promptly evaluate all patients who present to the Emergency Department, space limitations and the unpredictable nature of emergencies often result in patients having to wait for periods of time. Wait times can vary each day and can change depending on unexpected occurrences. These events may include trauma patients, respiratory or cardiac arrest patients, as well as critically ill patients.
All patients presenting to the Department of Emergency Medicine are triaged. Those with more apparent urgent and serious problems will be evaluated first. Those with less severe and acute problems may, unfortunately, have to wait until a room is available. When Fast-Track is open, patients requiring less intense and time-consuming evaluation may be sent there.