EMERGENCY CARE INCLUDES:
- Advanced cardiac life support
- Pediatric advanced life support
- Neonatal resuscitation
- Basic trauma life support
- Telestroke technology
Johnson County has its share of emergencies, and fortunately, we have a great hospital and a wonderful emergency department that is open 24 hours a day. Equipped with five private exam rooms, two trauma rooms and an IV room, the ER at JCHC is a busy place.
Added to that, JCHC has fully staffed radiology, laboratory and ancillary departments available 24 hours a day to facilitate emergent care. The ER is staffed by seven Family Physicians, a Physician Assistant (PA) and a General Surgeon, plus a great nursing and ancillary staff.
All of our medical and nursing staff take classes to stay current in the latest treatments and medical intervention. If you need to be transferred to a bigger facility, our staff has a great relationship with all of the regional centers and they regularly consult with the physicians in those centers to ensure your best care.
JCHC uses ambulances, helicopters or airplanes to send people to other locations for higher level care. However, we do have the capability to care for more than 90% of all the emergent situations that arrive in the Emergency Room at JCHC.
At JCHC, Telestroke technology allows patients experiencing a stroke to receive faster diagnosis and treatment. Telestroke is a telemedicine technology that connects stroke patients and their on-site emergency department physicians with board-certified neurologists. This allows for quicker diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Through live audio and video telecommunication, Telestroke allows the neurologist to be virtually at a patient’s bedside within minutes of the patient arriving at the JCHC emergency department. This advanced technology improves outcomes and reducing the long-term impact of a stroke.
Most of the time, our staff can fix you up and send you on your way out the door to recovery. We hope you don't have an emergency, but if you do, we are here. We are prepared to help you in any situation when you need us.