Emergency & Trauma
24/7 Emergency Care
When a health emergency arises, Conemaugh Health System is ready to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at one of our four area hospitals in Johnstown, Hastings, Meyersdale and Roaring Spring. Our emergency rooms are staffed by experienced board-certified emergency medicine physicians, licensed advanced practice providers and registered nurses, who care for patients with minor injuries to heart attacks, stroke and major trauma. Trauma patients are stabilized and transported to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center in Johnstown.
Call 9-1-1 if you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency.
Quality Emergency Care
The national recognition we’ve earned demonstrates our staff’s commitment to providing the highest quality care including:
- Level I Trauma Center, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (Johnstown)
- Level IV Trauma Center, Conemaugh Miners Medical Center (Hastings)
- Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation by the American Academy of Cardiology
- Primary Stroke Center, TJC, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (Johnstown)
While the goal is to promptly evaluate all patients who present to the emergency room, 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 emergency room 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. Ultra Track is utilized at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for patients requiring less intense and time-consuming evaluation.
Provider in Triage
Provider in Triage is a process created to improve the patient care experience by decreasing the time it takes patients to see a medical provider. Patients who meet criteria are seen through an expanded triage process that incorporates a rapid assessment by both expert nursing staff and a medical provider. This team approach allows providers to begin the medical workup and often provide treatment while patients are still in the waiting room. Once in a treatment room, initial test results are available and many patients can be either admitted or discharged.
The primary goal of this process is to improve the patient care experience. By incorporating the medical provider into the triage process, Conemaugh staff are able to initiate testing sooner and hopefully better utilize the time patients spend in the emergency room.