Hillcrest Medical Center (HMC) Emergency Department (ED) is a 14 bed emergency department with four minor care beds. The ED averages between 100 and 140 patients per day. The ED is staffed with physicians who are board certified / board eligible in Emergency Medicine, with experience caring for patients with sudden illness and injury.
HMC’s ED nurses have advance training in trauma, heart disease, pediatrics, and the specials needs of the elderly. Registered Nurses in the ED work with Licensed Practical Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Lab Technicians, Nurse Aides and Crossed Trained Assistants to provide timely, efficient and compassionate care. We pride ourselves on providing care to all who seek our assistance.
The HMC Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ED at Hillcrest Medical Center is a Certified Chest Pain Center, the average door to wire time is 90 minutes or less for this department. HMC’s Minor Care Facility is also open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and treats patients with relatively minor illnesses or injuries.
Hillcrest Medical Center’s ED has adopted the Emergency Nurses Association Competency Orientation Emergency Nurse Residency Program. The program consist of 16 weeks of orientation with four hours of class time a week and 36 hours a week of patient care orientation. Each nurse will work with an experienced RN as a preceptor. All nurses are offered 31 topic specific education programs presented by the ED.
Emergency Department Nurses are assisted with completion of ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC, EKG, Cardiac Dysrthmias, Aggression Management, Arterial Blood Gases, and Triage. Completion of the orientation process allows the nurse to apply to the Emergency Nurses Association for continuing education hours.