Emergency Services

Our Emergency Department has 17 treatment beds assigned to areas designated for patients requiring specific treatment such as cardiac monitoring, orthopedic care, and others. The facility includes an isolation room, a two-bed trauma room and gynecologic exam rooms - all designed for maximum privacy.

A triage nurse evaluates the condition of all patients who enter the Emergency Department in order to treat the most seriously ill patients first. However, all patients are seen in a timely manner.

The OBH emergency care team includes physicians who are board eligible and/or certified in emergency medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses certified in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. If a patient's condition can be diagnosed and treated in the Emergency Department, our emergency physicians will provide the needed care. If patients require further treatment, they may be admitted or transferred to a higher level of care.

Emergency patients are allowed two visitors. Two badges will be assigned to those accompanying the patient at triage.