Emergency

Hours of Operation 24 hours per day. 365 days per year

In an emergency situation call 911 for help.

Phone number:937-378-7500

–          Whether it’s a serious injury or unexpected illness, Southwest Regional Medical Center’s emergency team brings experience and speed to every situation.  Our highly-trained staff of emergency professionals offers life-saving care – quickly, efficiently and expertly.

–          We strive to have our staff certified in advanced adult and pediatric life support, and hold specialty certifications in trauma care.  Each team member is focused on providing the best in emergency care to our patients every day.  Southwest Regional Medical Center is prepared for most emergency situations.  If advance care is needed, the hospital has agreements with flight and ground services to transport patients to regional tertiary centers.

ER Experience

–          Imagine that it’s 3 a.m., and suddenly you wake up because your stomach hurts – a lot. This seems like something out of the ordinary, so you call your regular doctor. He tells you to go to an ER.

Below is a list of ER processes and personnel. Please choose one of the items from the lists to find out more information.

Processes

Triage

–          During this process, we will gather information about your illness or injury. Patients who have a life-threatening issue, or one that requires immediate attention will be seen first. This means that patients may not always be seen in the order they arrive in the ER.

–          During this process, we will gather information about your illness or injury. Patients who have a life-threatening issue, or one that requires immediate attention will be seen first. This means that patients may not always be seen in the order they arrive in the ER.

Registration

–          Our staff will collect your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and other vital information. In this step, we may also collect information about your insurance coverage so we can create a medical record for you.Our staff will collect your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and other vital information. In this step, we may also collect information about your insurance coverage so we can create a medical record for you.

Exam Room

–          A nurse and physician (or Nurse Practitioner) will visit you to get a better look at your condition. They will ask questions about other important information, like family history and activities that may have caused your emergency.

–          A nurse and physician (or Nurse Practitioner) will visit you to get a better look at your condition. They will ask questions about other important information, like family history and activities that may have caused your emergency. At some ERs, we have a “fast track” area where you won’t lie in a bed, but you’ll be treated and released more quickly.

Diagnosis and Treatment

–          Once the physician has all of the information about your condition he or she needs, we will treat you or recommend that you stay in the hospital for further treatment.

–          Once the physician has all of the information about your condition he or she needs, we will treat you or recommend that you stay in the hospital for further treatment.

Discharge

If you are sent home, our ER staff will prepare all information that you need. They will make sure you understand your instructions, and then send you home. If you need to stay in the hospital, our staff will find a room for you in the appropriate area of the hospital.