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Emergency Room

Here's something to remember should you or your family ever need medical attention in an emergency: You can count on the trusted healthcare professionals at Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH). Our emergency room is open 24 hours a day and features highly skilled doctors and nurses and lifesaving technology.

Read on to discover more about our emergency room and the care we can offer you.

Our emergency services team has you covered

The GCMH emergency room is ready to handle a wide array of health emergencies. We treat approximately 4,800 people each year for urgent problems such as trouble breathing, severe pain, injuries and chest discomfort that could be a heart attack.

Our staff includes emergency-certified physicians and providers. They are supported by experienced registered nurses. Our nurses have training in trauma as well as pediatric and adult advanced life support. They receive ongoing education to maintain certifications in these specialized areas.

Here are a few more things we want you to know about the GCMH emergency room and our team:

  • We offer shorter wait times. Care begins within minutes of your arrival. On the rare occasions when you might need to wait, our staff will keep you informed and move you to an examination room as quickly as possible.

  • We offer privacy. Our six-bed department includes private treatment bays and modern surroundings.
  • We treat you with award-winning compassion. A trip to the emergency room can be stressful. We understand that. It's why we treat you with both competence and kindness. In fact, the GCMH emergency department ranks among the top 5% in the nation for patient experience based on survey results compiled by a national healthcare consulting firm. These surveys show our patients are highly satisfied with their care. Because we are a smaller community hospital, we can offer you more personalized care than what you might receive in a large city.
  • We're a level IV trauma center. If needed, we can stabilize you and facilitate your transfer to an urban facility with a higher level of care.

Do you have an emergency?

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room without delay. Minutes matter when you need lifesaving care.