EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AVAILABILITY
The Emergency Department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Emergency? Call 911
A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME
That's why our emergency department provides high-quality services and compassionate care 24/7.
As part of our ongoing system improvement efforts, our emergency room offers:
Shorter time from arrival to treatment
Access to extensive diagnostic labs and imaging technology
A dedicated and multidisciplinary team of physicians, mid-levels, nurses and other staff that are specially trained to provide patients with an advanced level of emergency care
Emergency Department Services
Trauma: This includes accidents, severe injury, wounds, burns, and head injuries
Cardiac and Pulmonary: This includes heart attack, stroke, severe hypertension, and respiratory failure
Phillips County Health Systems is part of the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative and patients can rely on us to provide the most advanced level of care, from EMS/pre-hospital care to administering the proper interventions upon arrival at the Phillips County Hospital's Emergency Department
Physical Injuries: Common injuries and sports injuries including broken bones, cuts, joint problems, and back pain
Hazardous Materials: We have the equipment and training to deal with exposure to biological and chemical materials
Common Ailments: Treatment for conditions such as colds, flu, and infections are available through our Access Care urgent care clinic and our medical clinic and after-hours through the emergency department should these conditions worsen
Our updated systems and practices help ensure efficient, quality care - close to home.
PHILLIPS COUNTY HOSPITAL TIES WITH KU MEDICAL CENTER ON ACUTE STROKE TREATMENT
When a person suffers an ischemic stroke, there is only one medication approved to help break up the clot that causes the stroke. That medication is tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA (commonly referred to as “clot buster”), and PCHS emergency personnel are administering it in record time, in a situation where every minute counts during the crucial 3-hour window.
PCHS received notification from KHSC CV Program Manager for the University of Kansas Health Systems that during their review of hospital’s data on stroke care, PCHS tied the record for the quickest time of identifying a potential stroke patient, completing the CT interpretation exam, and administering the lifesaving tPA drug. PCHS tied with KU Medical Center for the overall top performance in overall reaction and response time to stroke patients.
What does that mean for a stroke patients? They have a much greater chance of limiting the disabling effects of stroke and experiencing a faster, more significant recovery.
“PCHS Emergency Room, Radiology, and Laboratory personnel are doing a great job of identifying potential stroke patients, running diagnostic exams, and administering tPA to our patients,” said Mika Cary, RN and Quality & Risk Manager for PCHS. “We have greatly benefited from our relationship with the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative to implement the latest protocol for assessing and treating stroke patients, and our fantastic EMS crew, that are able to identify a potential stroke victim in the field and notify the ER ahead of arrival in order for us to have everything primed and ready, has led to significant improvements in our ability to treat a stroke victim and have them ready for transfer to a larger facility for continued treatment, if necessary, in a very quick fashion.”
Because there tends to be no pain with a stroke and many people think their symptoms will improve if they ride it out, PCHS is also working on educating the community through activities like their annual Lights out for Stroke Awareness event and teaching the FAST method. “If they recognize the symptoms and act quickly, there’s a much greater chance we can help them with tPA or other treatments,” Cary added.