When an emergency occurs, the experienced staff at Rice County District Hospital is always ready to help. Whether the patient is a child or an adult, our skilled team of doctors and nurses will move quickly to assess and provide medical treatment, while maintaining open communication with the patient and their family members.
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Broken bones, dislocated joints or injuries
- Lacerations or deep skin abrasions
- Bleeding during pregnancy
- High Fever
- Head or eye injuries
- Severe cold or flu symptoms or dehydration
- Sudden change in health or mental state
The Emergency Department is a designated Level IV Trauma Center, certified by the American Academy of Surgeons. This designation ensures that every medical provider and nurse has completed additional trauma education and training, and the department has the proper equipment to provide timely, quality care to trauma patients.
Additionally, our staff works closely in collaboration with EMS to ensure that patients receive the fastest and the most effective care from the time they dial 911. The hospital has an on-site helipad for expedited access, when a patient transfer is required.
“Every minute matters in a medical emergency. We understand patients and their families can be very scared, so our team knows how to remain calm to ease the anxiety in both the patient and their loved ones.”
– Judy Hodgson, CNO