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Emergency services

Some of the area's most experienced emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses (RNs) and emergency department (ED) technicians provide 24-hour care in the ED at Labette Health. In 2009, the American College of Surgeon's designated Labette Health as a level 3 trauma center, and in 2013, the Kansas Initiative for Stroke Survival recognized Labette Health as an Emergent Stroke Ready Facility. The ED care teams have the training and expertise to provide optimal care for critical medical needs. Patients requiring specialty services are transferred through the coordinated efforts of Labette Health Emergency Medical Services and area air ambulances.

Patients are triagedby experienced RNs according to their medical needs using the emergency severity index triage process. ED physicians and consulting specialists are readily available at the patients' bedside to provide excellent patient care.

The ED has nine patient care beds dedicated to treating all ages and types of emergencies, including chest pain, trauma, orthopedic and women's health issues. All patients' vital signs are monitored through a central monitoring system located at the nursing station and at the physician's desk. In 2011, the ED implemented an electronic medical record system with tracking boards and mobile work stations to improve efficiency and patient care.

The Labette Health ED is proud to serve the Southeast Kansas area.