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Emergency and Trauma

The Region's Premier Emergency Department

It is estimated that 40 percent of households in the community served by St. Mary experience at least one emergency room visit every year.  This year, more than 60,000 children and adults will receive urgent medical care from St. Mary Emergency Services.

The St. Mary Medical Center Emergency Department handles a wide range of illnesses and injuries from cuts and broken bones, to acute stroke and heart attacks.  Specialized teams are prepared to respond immediately to traumas, strokes, and heart attacks, with around-the-clock access to surgery, digital X-ray, CT, and other emergency services.  St. Mary is one of a select few hospitals in the region with advanced cardiovascular care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  St. Mary is also Bucks County’s only state-accredited trauma center.

For the convenience of ED patients and visitors, free valet parking is available 24 hours a day.

DEDICATED PEDIATRIC UNIT

St. Mary currently treats approximately 7,000 pediatric patients each year, and the need for pediatric care is growing rapidly in the community.  St. Mary is the only hospital in Bucks County with a dedicated pediatric emergency care center, and that includes a separate venue for pediatric triage.  Pedicatric emergency care is provided 24/7 by a highly qualified pediatric staff in a unique setting specifically designed to reduce stress and reassure children and their parents.

PROMPT CARE

St. Mary Prompt Care is an excellent choice for people with minor injuries or illnesses, such as sprains, colds, cuts, and bruises. Prompt Care is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, and is fully staffed to meet your minor medical emergencies.

Support staff includes surgeons, emergency-care physicians, anesthesiologists, specially trained nursing personnel, operating room teams, resuscitation teams, radiologists and family-support services.

CLINICAL DECISION UNIT

A Clinical Decision Unit represents a unique response to patient concerns about comfort, privacy, and time spent in the hospital.  The unit allows adult patients who have an expected short hospital stay to be cared for in a comfortable, state-of-the-art environement in which they can relax while waiting for results of tests or cardiac diagnostic procedures.  It enables adult patients to receive a full range of services within 23 hours by staff trained in such specialties as telemetry and IV services.  These short-stay observation beds also serve to improve operational efficiencies in allowing more patients to be seen in emergency treatment areas. 

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