Emergency Care - Memorial Hospital
The Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital
3625 University Blvd. S.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: (904) 399-6156
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Our Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our team of medical professionals treats more than 100,000 patients per year for a wide variety of ailments, ranging from minor injuries to major illnesses and heart attacks. Our ED is staffed and equipped with some of the most advanced technology available to support the many specialty services our hospital provides including cardiac care, obstetrical care, and stroke care.
Our 33 bed emergency room features:
- comfortable treatment rooms
- kid friendly rooms
- advanced patient monitoring equipment
Memorial ExpressCare is located across the parking lot from our main ER. It is designed to rapidly treat your minor illnesses and injuries anytime of the day or night. It features:
- 13 private patient rooms
- x-ray and lab capabilities
- physicians on-site 24/7
ExpressCare is considered an emergency room visit by most insurance companies and will be billed accordingly.
We understand that kids are not little adults. They have special needs and an emergency room can be an anxious place for a child. Our physicians are board certified in emergency medicine and our registered nurses are certified in pediatric advanced life support and trained in pediatric medication administration. Memorial Hospital offers rapid response for pediatric patients - children will be seen quickly in one of our pediatric rooms.
What to Expect
We understand that medical emergencies can be very stressful for you and your family. Our caring staff is committed to easing your fears throughout your entire stay. Here’s what you can expect while you are in our Emergency Department.
When you arrive, a registered nurse or a nurse practitioner will conduct an initial exam, take your vital signs and complete a brief medical history. The triage process helps us determine the severity of your emergency and allows us to take care of the most serious cases first. That’s why someone who arrives after you may be treated before you. We work to see everyone as quickly as possible but we attend to patients with the most critical needs first.
This is when a physician will examine you and order any tests needed to evaluate your condition. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible and conduct tests as quickly as possible. Some tests take longer to complete, and we appreciate your patience in advance.
Your treatment will depend on your physician’s orders after the medical evaluation is complete. Our staff will keep you informed about what to expect during every part of the treatment process.
Admission or Discharge
Most patients are treated and then released from the emergency room. If you are admitted to the hospital, you will be transferred to a patient room and we will notify your primary care physician. If you do not have a physician, a physician on our staff, called a hospitalist, will coordinate your care while you’re at the hospital.
If your emergency room physician determines you can go home, you will receive written instructions about how to take care of yourself after you leave the hospital. It is important to follow these instructions, take all prescribed medications and schedule a follow-up appointment with your personal physician. If you have questions about your discharge instructions, please ask your nurse.
Our Emergency Room Technology
- Arctic Sun – state of the art equipment used to regulate a patient’s body temperature during a stroke or major brain event.
- Electronic Patient Tracking – A 15 foot wall of monitors help us track every patient order and test results.
- Smart phone apps for physicians
- iStat – Used for point of care testing and results. With this system patients can receive many cardiac test results and metabolic panels in minutes.
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