Emergency Services

The Boone Memorial Health Emergency Department serves the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and remains current with its Level IV Trauma Designation.

Our Emergency Medicine professionals handle thousands of emergency visits each year, and treat every one with the same level of importance and respect. We currently have an Emergency Department Safety Team that incorporates strategies to promote patient safety, optimal clinical outcomes, and patient-centered care.

As a Level IV Trauma Center we are able to meet immediate healthcare needs of patients arriving at our facility. All physicians are certified in ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) to prepare them for trauma patients. In addition, 100% of our nurses are certified in TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum) studies. Nurses and physicians receive Sepsis Training to promote quicker identification and treatment of patients with serious infections. The BMH emergency team continually seeks ways to improve staff performance so we can ensure quality care to all patients.

Patients requiring critical or intensive care can be air lifted to any major hospital in the area.

Patients should seek emergency care from the nearest emergency room for serious and/or life-threatening conditions such as those listed below. Boone Memorial Health’s Emergency Department is equipped to handle these types of conditions, plus many more.

  • Allergic reaction
  • Bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • Deep wound
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drug overdose
  • Electric shock
  • Head trauma with fainting or confusion
  • High fevers or rash
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Pain in the arm or jaw
  • Paralysis
  • Poisoning
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe burns
  • Severe chest pain or pressure
  • Severe fractures
  • Severe head or eye injuries
  • Stroke / Suddenly weak or drooping to one side of the body
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Suddenly not able to speak, see, walk or move
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath


The BMH Emergency Department is staffed by:

  • Physicians 24 hours/day

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners

  • Certified Physician Assistants

  • Professional Nursing Staff

  • Hospitalists

The BMH Emergency Department also receives staffing support from doctors, nurses, physician extenders, and ancillary staff from radiology, lab, and respiratory therapy.

  • Aeromedical services include Healthnet and Air Evac
  • Aquilion ONE GENESIS Dynamic Volume 320 Slice CT Scanner
  • Ambient MRI
  • Bi-pap monitor is available to patients in need
  • Glidescope – Used for difficult intubations in order to establish an airway quicker on critical patients when they are having trouble breathing or are a trauma patient
  • Infrascanner to detect strokes
  • Laboratory
  • Radiology/X-ray services
  • Ultrasound services

Emergency Care Providers