Emergency Care in Wooster, OH
The Emergency Department at Wooster Community Hospital provides medical services for urgent situations concerning illnesses or injuries. We have physicians and nurses trained and certified in emergency medicine, as well as a modern facility that allows us to provide quality care in a personal manner.
Working as a team, our physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals demonstrate on a daily basis their training and experience in trauma, pediatrics, and critical care to meet a wide array of patient services.
The Iris Program at WCH's Emergency Department serves victims of sexual assault or rape with compassion, dignity, and respect – offering anonymous exams, individualized treatment plans, outreach and education, 24/7 access to specialty nurses, and much more.
Safe-haven laws in Ohio legally allow otherwise unharmed infants to be left at WCH to become wards of the state.
When complex procedures such as neurosurgery or invasive cardiology surgery (which are not performed at Wooster Community Hospital) are necessary, patients may be transferred to a tertiary care center in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, or Columbus. With a heliport on campus and numerous land transport services available at WCH, a tertiary care center is only minutes away.
To ensure patient comfort and safety, the number of visitors welcomed at the ER bedside is to be two fewer. If you have questions regarding our safety policy, please feel free to speak to the nurse supervisor.
Triage – Medical Urgency
The word "triage" is frequently used in all emergency departments. It means that medical priority is given to patients who require the most immediate care. For example, a patient experiencing a heart attack would receive medical attention before a patient who does not have a life-threatening issue.
Examination and Treatment
After being triaged, Emergency Department patients will be seen by an emergency room (ER) physician. The ER doctor will examine the patient, assess his or her symptoms, and, if necessary, order laboratory and radiology tests to help diagnose the patient's condition. Upon discharge, patients will receive information concerning their diagnosis, the care they received, and follow-up procedures.
Beaverson EMS Institute
The Beaverson Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Institute at Wooster Community Hospital is a privately endorsed foundation providing emergency squads with equipment and advanced education.
For more information about our Emergency Department, contact Wooster Community Hospital at (330) 263-8445. Read or download our Emergency Department brochure.