One of Connecticut's most sophisticated emergency facilities, the Emergency Department (ED) at Johnson Memorial Hospital (JMH) offers the most modern medical and communication technology available, a skilled staff that is second to none, and an atmosphere designed to maximize patient privacy and comfort. The facility features:
- 14 exam rooms
- 6 observation units
- 6 ED Express rooms
- 2 trauma rooms
- 5 behavioral health rooms
- Separate treatment areas for critically injured patients and those with non-life-threatening conditions
- Special rooms to accommodate the unique needs of women, children, stroke and heart attack victims, psychiatric patients and sexual assault victims
- Electronic records with patient tracking
Patients arriving through the ED's guest entrance are immediately greeted and brought into triage for assessment. Based on this evaluation, the triage nurse then escorts the patient to an examination room in the appropriate area. Registration is completed at bedside after the patient has been medically screened. Those arriving by ambulance are brought in through a separate entrance and treated by staff members dedicated to patients with urgent needs. A sophisticated electronic patient-monitoring system enables staff members to track patient management and lab results.
JMH's physicians and physician assistants have joined a larger group of providers, Northeast Emergency Medicine Specialists (NEMS). NEMS is a local, private-practice group that provides clinical staffing to Emergency Rooms. Like the hospital, NEMS is focused on high-quality patient care and ensuring patients are cared for as quickly as possible in an emergency. Because of this - and the fact that our clinicians will remain in the ER - community members should expect same patient-focused care they have come to expect.
If you would like more information about the Mark E. Quigley, M.D. Emergency Department, please call 860-684-8111.
The E. D. Express, located within Johnson Memorial Hospital's Mark E. Quigley, M.D. Emergency Department, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. This area is designated for the evaluation and management of urgent, non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries such as lacerations, ear aches, sore throats, ankle sprains and more. Those found to be appropriate for the ED Express are registered, treated and discharged within ninety minutes.
Treatment in the ED Express is provided by specially trained and experienced nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as skilled emergency technicians. Emergency Department physicians are always readily available, and patients found to have a more serious condition are immediately transferred to the main Emergency Department, only steps away.
To learn more about the ED Express, please call 860-684-8431.
Johnson Memorial Hospital
201 Chestnut Hill Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
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