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Emergency Medicine

Full-service emergency rooms in your community - open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Emergency Medicine: 24/7 Help

Medical emergencies happen to all of us, usually when we least expect it. Our emergency rooms – available at all of our hospital locations - will calm your fears with staff members trained to treat severe and life-threatening conditions. From broken bones to breathing trouble, from chest pain to trauma, Lee Health doctors and nurses assess your needs and quickly spring into action.

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When to Visit the Emergency Room

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Broken bones or dislocated joints
  • Facial lacerations
  • Deep skin abrasions or severe cuts requiring stitches
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
  • Fevers and rash
  • Head and eye injuries
  • Sudden change in mental state

Our Services

  • Advanced cardiac and stroke care
  • Level II adult trauma
  • Onsite lab
  • Imaging including CT scans and X-rays
  • Surgery
  • Tests

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Emergency Care: Signs of the Season

Hospitals are a busy place year round, but here in Southwest Florida hospitals can fill up fast during season. “We really find that Gulf Coast Medical Center and Health Park Medical Center really get hit hard,” said Scott Kashman, chief acute care officer of Lee Health. Which is why he believes a new plan will help. When emergency departments start getting busy, health experts will call other Lee Health hospitals for support. Across all four hospitals, Lee Health has about 1,400 licensed beds. If one hospital starts to fill up, health experts may direct EMS to take patients to another hospital. “One of the things we’re doing that I think will help more than it has in the past is leveraging all of our licensed beds through the Transfer Center,” said Kashman. The Transfer Center gives a birds-eye view of all four hospitals’ bed capacities. They then communicate directly with EMS and other hospitals to find where beds are available. “Many times when patients come by ambulance they will need to be admitted, so working in collaboration with our Transfer Center and EMS and our hospitals makes it much easier to say, why don’t you go to this hospital where they will have a bed available,” said Kashman. Lee Health hospitals are always open, but the Transfer Center can help to guide patients to the best hospital to suit their medical needs. “Regardless of which hospital you go to patients in our community need to know that they are being taken care of,” said Kashman. Making sure patients are taken care of before they arrive to the hospital.

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