In an emergency, every minute counts. When you cannot see your primary provider or you have suffered a serious injury, our experienced and well-trained staff provides emergency care for adults and children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Our team identifies patients experiencing life-threatening conditions and rapidly initiates appropriate treatment. Emergency medical conditions treated include:
- Allergic reactions
- Breathing difficulties
- Broken bones
- Chest pain or rapid heartbeat (over 120 beats per minute)
- Loss of consciousness
- Poisoning or drug overdose
- Severe wounds/burns/bleeding
- Sudden intense pain
- Sudden loss or change of vision
Heart Attack Care
Bothwell’s STEMI team has received a Level III ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) Center accreditation by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Time Critical Diagnosis Unit. Earning this designation means that our team meets state and national standards and works together to get an EKG for the patient having an attack, have a physician interpret the results, make a decision to transfer, get the patient out the door, and have the vessel open at a cath lab, all in 90 to 120 minutes.
Bothwell’s stroke team has earned accreditation as an acute stroke-ready hospital by The Joint Commission. For patients, certification means all Bothwell staff members are trained to identify signs of stroke. Patients are quickly assessed and given appropriate testing, medication and potential transfer to a comprehensive stroke center partner.
The Emergency Department is located on the north side of the hospital at 601 E. 14th Street.