One visitor per patient is allowed in our Emergency Department. Visitors must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 48 hours.
Our Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with access to state-of-the-art medical equipment. Designated as a Level II Trauma Center, our Emergency Department includes a trauma room and cardiac-monitored beds. Our ED staff has also received special training to treat pediatric patients. In addition, we are certified by and adhere to standards set by The American Heart Association for emergency cardiac care. And most of our nurses are certified in Mobile Intensive Care, trained to communicate via radio with paramedics.
Upon arrival to our Emergency Department, every patient is evaluated by one of our trained Triage Registered Nurses. A triage assessment includes chief complaint, vital signs, allergies, medications taken and past medical history. Based on this assessment, patients are assigned a priority level of services.
When is a visit to the Emergency Department warranted? According to the American College of Physicians, warnings signs include (but are not limited to):
- Sudden pain
- Sudden dizziness
- Headache or a change in vision
- Weakness or fainting
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Suicidal or homicidal tendencies
Our hospital is certified as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). We are also designated as a paramedic base station for L.A. County Paramedics. For more information, call 661.200.2000