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Emergency Services

The Emergency Department (ED) at Community Hospital Anderson is a 17-bed unit designed to provide 24-hour emergency care for serious and sudden illness and/or injury and trauma. Located at the north end of the hospital, the spacious ED has private rooms with TVs and telephones, in addition to a two-bed trauma room. Continuous cardiac and pulse oximetry monitoring from a central station is available, along with radiology services located within the department. Computerized documentation and real time imaging to view X-rays are utilized in each patient room.

Community Anderson's Emergency Department is the only one in Madison County staffed by residency-trained Board-Certified emergency physicians. Registered nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC). Working together, these physicians and nurses have the necessary training and experience to offer the highest quality of emergency care.

Additionally, Community Anderson has formed a partnership with LifeLine Helicopter and Riley Transport Services - Indiana's first and most experienced critical care transport service. This will enable physicians to expedite transfer of critical patients to a tertiary care facility if necessary.

Community Anderson's emergency physicians also provide medical direction to the Madison County Sexual Assault Treatment Center (MCSATC) which provided services to 90 percent of the reported sexual assaults in Madison County in 2006. The MCSATC is staffed by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) who have received advanced training in the medical and forensic care of sexual assault victims.

When to seek Emergency Care

Community Hospital Anderson's Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. If you think your life is in danger and you need immediate medical care to prevent permanent injuries, come to Community Anderson's Emergency Department or call 911 right away.

Examples of conditions that require emergency treatment include:

  • Bleeding that will not stop
  • Severe pain
  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain
  • Bad burns
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Fainting/unconsciousness
  • Labor
  • Gun or knife wounds
  • Drug overdose
  • Inability to see, move or speak