Emergency Services

Emergency care should be readily available and provided by highly skilled clinicians. The Medical Center at Russellville Emergency Room (ER) is staffed 24/7 by a team that specializes in emergency care. You can rest assured that your care team has the right combination of knowledge and compassion to provide the best care for you and your loved ones.

  • 10,000 patients served annually
  • Nine-bed unit that includes urgent care and critical care services
  • Providing quality service since 1983

Your Emergency Room Care Team

Effective emergency care happens when experts from various specialties come together with different training backgrounds and perspectives. The Medical Center at Russellville ER is staffed by providers who specialize in emergency care, and a wide range of other specialists are available on call.

The Emergency Room care team is made up of experienced nurses and physicians.

What to Expect in Our ER

You will be cared for by staff trained to respond to any type of medical emergency. We understand a visit to the ER can be a very stressful time; therefore, you should expect us to communicate with you and guide you through your situation. Please ask questions about anything you do not understand.

Patients in the ER are treated according to the severity of their illnesses.

Patient Safety and Quality Care Come First

Our goal is to provide the best care available in the safest possible environment. To make that happen, we:

  • Integrate a bedside registration process so treatment is not delayed
  • Offer point-of-care (bedside) lab testing, which makes the results of many common tests available in minutes, not hours
  • Provide detailed monitoring of critically ill patients
  • Use well-lit rooms that are positioned so critical changes in a patient’s condition are easily assessed, which allows us to respond quickly
  • Utilize a computerized system that keeps critical medications and supplies readily available

When to Go to the Emergency Room

Call 911 or head to the ER right away if you or a loved one have any of the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding that will not stop
  • Chest pain or other heart attack symptoms
  • Confusion or other changes in mental state
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Possible broken bones
  • Seizures
  • Serious burns
  • Severe allergic reactions, such as severe swelling or trouble swallowing or breathing
  • Stroke symptoms, which include sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of your body), confusion, and trouble speaking
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unable to move an arm or leg

Please note these are examples of life-threatening illnesses or injuries that warrant a trip to the Emergency Department. This is not a complete list of conditions which require emergency attention. If you need immediate medical attention, come to the Emergency Department right away.

Non-Life-Threatening Illnesses & Injuries

When you or a loved one has an injury or illness that is not life-threatening, it can be confusing to know whether it is worth a visit to the ER. The following services can be received through your primary care physician.

  • Care for mild illnesses
  • Non-urgent medical concerns
  • Ongoing care for chronic illness
  • Physical exams

Expedited Heart Care

The staff at The Medical Center at Russellville is specially equipped to provide quick care to patients who come to us with symptoms of a heart attack.

The Medical Center at Russellville has earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology.

Expedited Stroke Care

The ER at The Medical Center at Russellville is also specially equipped to provide timely care to stroke patients.

If you or a loved one shows symptoms of a stroke, you will be met by a team specially trained in identifying and treating strokes.