Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville is in the business of caring, and you’ll never need care more than during a medical emergency. We’re here to provide that care at any time day or night, with a 24-hour emergency room and a medical staff trained to tackle a full range of life-threatening conditions for patients of any age.
In each case, our overriding goal is to:
- Quickly and accurately assess the nature and severity of your illness or injury;
- Stabilize and curtail any immediate threats to life or limb; and
- Arrange for appropriate follow-up care, whether inpatient or in another medical setting.
Every step of the way, at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville we treat you with understanding and compassion in your time of greatest need.
A medical emergency is any injury or illness that, if left untreated, poses an immediate threat to life or limb. There are a great variety of symptoms that may indicate an emergency medical condition. If you’re uncertain if you are experiencing a medical emergency, remember that it is better to be safe than sorry and visit the emergency room.
You can help us care for you more efficiently if you bring with you important information, such as your primary care physician’s name and office address (if you have one), the name and dosage of any medications you’re taking, an insurance card, and a photo ID.
We ask that you limit yourself to one or two visitors at the bedside at any one time.
Admittance and Discharge Procedures at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Emergency Care
Emergency admittance begins the moment you arrive at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Emergency Care, by ambulance or as a walk-in. You will be seen by a specially trained triage nurse who will collect information about your illness or injury. This will help determine the nature of your treatment and in what order you’ll be seen by members of our medical staff.
Following your medical assessment, you will either be admitted to the hospital or sent home with instructions for follow-up treatment. The next step of your care will be arranged by one of our medical personnel.
In any medical crisis, it’s best to be prepared. Make sure you program all emergency numbers into your cell phone or keep a list by your telephone at home. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.