Emergency Room Surgery
What to Expect
- You will be asked many times to verify your name, date of birth, the procedure being done, and allergies. This is done to endure your safety.
- Emergency Room Patients may be discharged the same day from Ambulatory Care or may be admitted to the 3rd floor.
- Admitted patients may have a family member or primary care provider remain at the bedside throughout the hospital stay.
- Patients should not be wearing contact lenses, jewelry, or dentures during surgery. All items should be removed before going back into the operating room.
- Please report any illness, including sore throat and elevated temperature as well as any exposure to any contagious disease such as Shingles, Chicken Pox, Measles, etc. to your nurse upon admission.
Hours of Operation
- Some Emergency Room Patients require emergency surgery. Surgical care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
While You're Waiting
- Family members should wait in the emergency/surgery waiting room. The surgeon will look for them there after surgery in order to provide a patient update and answer any questions.
- There is a vending machine located in the waiting room. Food vending is located in the dining room.
- Dining room hours are:
- Breakfast: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
- Lunch: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- Dinner: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- Surgery and recovery times vary depending on patient needs. Surgery time also varies based upon the procedure.
- Average recovery (PACU) times are one hour.
- Post operative care times also vary depending on patient needs, but average 1-2 hours.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your loved one's care during his or her stay, please contact the clinical coordinator by dialing 1003 from any hospital telephone. You may also contact the coordinator through any staff member or the admitting desk.