The Grays Harbor Community Hospital emergency department provides quality emergency care day and night, every day of the year. We partner with multiple EMS agencies in our community to deliver seamless care to patients in need of immediate assistance. Our team of specially educated registered nurses and physicians are highly trained in emergency care and procedures in order to provide you with the best support possible in a convenient location.
Making a quick decision can be tough, but there's no time to hesitate in a medical emergency. Even a brief delay could put a person's health at greater risk. That is why it is important to know when to visit the emergency department.
Emergency warning signs
According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, all the following are warning signs of an emergency:
- Chest paint lasting two minutes or more.
- Uncontrolled bleeding.
- Sudden or severe pain.
- Coughing up or vomiting blood.
- Trouble breathing.
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea.
- Confusion or other change in mental state.
- Trouble speaking.
- Changes in vision.
- Suicidal or homicidal feelings.
If you aren't sure if a situation is an emergency, it is best to err on the side of caution. Don't worry that you might be wasting the time of emergency department staff. You could be saving a life.
Our state-of-the art emergency department includes:
- 3 trauma rooms.
- 3 cardiac rooms.
- 1 OB-GYN room.
- 12 exam rooms.
- Bedside registration.
- CT and x-ray next door.
- Pneumatic tube system with direct delivery to laboratory.