We are Here to Serve You
St. Bernard Hospital Emergency Department (ER) is the “doorway” into the hospital. Our comprehensive Emergency Department serves over 40,000 patients annually. As is the case for other facilities in similar communities, the demand for emergency care has dramatically increased over the years and often times serves as the “first stop” for medical service. With fifteen newly renovated treatment rooms, state of the art equipment and increased physicians hours we are ready to meet the needs of all who walk through our doors.
What Happens in the Emergency Department?
Our Emergency Department aspires to deliver the best possible care to all who arrive at our doors. However we utilize a system to determine the patients in critical need of care (or experiencing life threatening symptoms) and those patients must be seen first regardless of their time of arrival. This means that a person having an asthma attack will be seen before someone with a cold.
What to expect when you arrive:
Your illness can wait until your physician’s office is open or an appointment is available. Things that should be cared for here include:
- Check ups
- Fevers, flu, cold, cough, sore throat
- Sprains, cuts
Motivated by our values of Care, Compassion, Respect and Dignity our team is ready to care for all who enter our facility.