Emergency Care

Any time, day or night, we're ready to help you in a medical emergency. Our teams of emergency medicine doctors, specialists and specialty-trained nurses, technicians, pharmacists, care managers and others work together to provide lifesaving treatments and personal care. It is our goal to calm your stress, take care of you and your loved ones and support you after you leave.

Getting to the ER

If you have a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. Trained professionals can then begin treatment right away, even before you reach the hospital, and prepare the ER team for your arrival.

At times you may need a higher level of care than is available in your local ER. That’s when you can rely on our resources and partnerships to get you quickly to the right experts within the hospital, at another SCL Health facility or anywhere you need to receive appropriate care.

Why choose St. Mary’s for emergency care?

St. Mary’s is one of the best emergency service care providers on the Western Slope and in Eastern Utah. Our doctors are trained in emergency medicine, and all our nurses are trained and certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS) or the trauma nursing core course.

Our emergency team members work together to provide the care you need from the minute you arrive. We’ll keep your visit smooth and fast by evaluating your situation, getting your test results and starting treatment right away.

Our care doesn’t end when you go home. We follow up with patients who have been in our care to make sure you receive the post-emergency care you need. For patients who are with Primary Care Partners and Rocky Mountain Health Plans, our partnership means your primary caregivers are in the know and prepared to help you receive follow-up care quickly.

Specialized care for emergencies

In addition to full-service emergency care, we offer a number of specialized services, including:

What to expect when you visit the ER

When you arrive in the ER, you’ll be assessed by a member of our emergency care staff so we can learn about your injury or illness. Following this assessment, you’ll check in at our registration desk to provide any information we need to treat you, like ordering appropriate tests. The severity of your injury or illness will determine the order in which you’re seen by ER staff.

Learn what to bring and what to expect when you go to one of our emergency care centers

Not all emergencies are the same

Some emergencies are more serious than others, and each patient has unique needs. Here are a few ways we provide special care to meet your needs.

Pediatric emergency care

Life happens. If your child needs emergency care for a traumatic incident or life-threatening issue, the experts at St. Mary’s Medical Center are standing by 24/7 for immediate response. We have a family-friendly emergency room with medical equipment specially designed for kids. Our specially trained transport teams provide 24-hour emergency transport regardless of where your child is located.

A comprehensive trauma team responds to meet the unique needs of children who are severely injured wherever they are or wherever they need to go.

See how we care for kids and babies.

Trauma

St. Mary’s Medical Center is equipped to treat a variety of traumatic injuries, including head injuries, broken bones and other serious injuries. We are identified as a Level II Trauma Center because of the availability of specialists and specialty treatment available to you when you need it most.

CareFlight

If you or your loved one needs immediate medical care outside of the hospital, you can reach community emergency services such as the local fire department or ambulance company by calling 911. Trained professionals can then begin treatment right away, even before you reach the hospital. Should you need more advanced care after the emergency room, we may transfer you to another facility, either by an ambulance service or by air.

The CareFlight team of highly trained flight nurses, paramedics, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal intensive care nurses, obstetrical nurses, and respiratory therapists provide critical care to adults, children and newborns. We make use of air transport to minimize out-of-hospital time and deliver you to the appropriate destination as safely as possible.

In your time of need, CareFlight offers:

  • Two helicopters, known as the “AStar,” which are medically equipped to carry one patient and the necessary medical personnel and equipment.
  • The Beechcraft King Air 200, a twin engine, turboprop fixed wing aircraft, which is equipped to transport up to two patients and four staff members.
  • A critical care ground ambulance to supplement the helicopter and fixed wing service. This provides our referral customers with an additional mode of transportation when the patient does not require air transport, but may need a higher level of care than can be provided from the referral area or when weather prevents the aircraft from completing the service.

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