The Emergency Department at King’s Daughters’ Health cares for over 15,000 patients each year.Yet, our goal is to treat each person as a unique individual.
Medical emergencies require a quick response and a highly trained staff. King’s Daughters’ provides emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Physicians in the ER access advanced diagnostic tests, high-resolution imagery, and a fully staffed laboratory. King’s Daughters’ also offers emergency helicopter transport capability for patients in critical, life-threatening situations.
To promote more efficient service, Nurse Practitioners provide less critical patients the option of fast-track care. This helps families avoid unnecessary waiting when the physician is assisting more seriously injured or ill patients.
Within its 10 private rooms, the KDH Emergency Department houses a decontamination room for patients exposed to chemicals, gases, and other unknown substances. Emergency teams also have access to a new, mobile decontamination unit that can be set-up in the event of a large-scale disaster.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) offers a three-tiered response system to provide both basic and advanced life support. Each ambulance is staffed with a team of EMS professionals, all of whom are certified by the State of Indiana. A Paramedic also responds to calls needing additional support.
EMS team members at King’s Daughters’ are experienced in on-site rescue, providing the critical first link to medical care. EMTs stay in constant communication with physicians in the Emergency Department.
The King’s Daughters’ EMS team includes over 50 professionals. Staff members maintain six ambulances and two non-transport emergency vehicles. EMS squads not only respond to 911 emergencies, but also provide non-emergent life support during patient transfers and convalescent transports.
During special events, KDH provides an EMS Bike Team, allowing EMTs to reach the scene much faster, as large crowds often slow the arrival of an ambulance.
For more information about EMS services, or to learn more about our EMS team, please contact Shane Williams, EMS Director, at 812-801-0100 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.