The emergency department provides emergent and urgent care for area residents and visitors. A medical screening exam is provided to anyone who presents for care regardless of ability to pay. The emergency department is staffed by contracted licensed physicians and advanced life-support-certified nurses 24 hours a day to provide immediate care in the event of injury or sickness. We treat emergencies such as injuries from accidents at home or at work, injuries from automobile accidents, heart attacks, respiratory problems and other acute illnesses in addition to stabilizing conditions that must be transferred to a higher level of care by ambulance or helicopter.