Emergency Services

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2400 E 17th St
Columbus, IN

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You can't plan when an emergency will happen. Have the confidence and trust that, should emergency medical care be needed, the emergency department services of Columbus Regional Health have advanced technology and processes with highly qualified doctors and staff to best care for emergency needs.

At Columbus Regional Health, the word emergency means expert training, focused decision-making and compassion in stressful situations.

More than 44,000 patients receive emergency care in our Emergency Department each year by our board-certified emergency medicine physician specialists and a team of registered nurses, emergency technicians and support personnel with specialized training and certification.

Stroke and Chest Pain Care

We’re especially focused on heart attack and stroke care when every minute can make a difference in the outcome. Our door-to-treatment time in the emergency room for heart attack patients exceeds handily the national standards set by the American Heart Association.

Ambulance and Air Medical Services

Emergency care often starts away from the hospital with a “911” call. Our Ambulance Service is staffed by skilled paramedics and emergency medical technicians for 24/7 response. We have 38 Paramedics, 8 advanced emergency medical technicians and 26 emergency medical technicians on staff. There’s a reason why city and county officials selected Columbus Regional Health Ambulance Services to serve the emergent needs of the community and surrounding areas. Emergency services receives an average of 198 “911” calls per week with an average call response time within Columbus city limits of 5 minutes and 15 seconds, and an average response time outside Columbus city limits of 11 minutes and 56 seconds.

We also have emergency air medical services available through LifeLine Critical Care Transport.

Video: Kyil's Story

On May 18, 2018, Kyil McCauley had a massive heart attack. Two months later, he paid a visit to Fire Station 6 to thank the first responders who saved his life.

The Emergency Department at Columbus Regional Health is equipped to handle a variety of cases and medical emergencies. Patients with serious illnesses or emergency needs are typically placed in a specialized room such as one of the following:

  • Acute exam room (17)
  • Trauma and Critical Room (5)
  • Isolation room (2)
  • Psychiatric evaluation and safety room (5)
  • Sexual assault nurse evaluation room (1)

We also offer a special service called Rapid Medical Assessment, which allows medical providers to determine right level of care for each patient. Patients with minor illnesses are able to receive the care they need in one of three rapid assessment rooms or results-pending consult rooms, grab a prescription, if necessary, and be on their way.

Ready When You Need Us

The Emergency Department at Columbus Regional Health provides 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians and the prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists.

Columbus Regional Health offers, among other assurances:

  • A comprehensive quality assessment program
  • Back-up care for rural and community hospitals
  • Continued education of the nursing, physician and other specialty medical staff
  • Involvement with prevention efforts and active outreach programs
  • Relationships and partnerships with facilities and trauma centers for cases and medical emergencies that require additional services

Ambulance Services

EMT first responders in an ambulance.

Ride along with paramedics in this informational video about Columbus Regional Health Ambulance Services.

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