Every day, 24 hours a day, Midwest Regional Medical Center’s emergency room doctors, nurses and other health care staff are available to provide you and your loved ones with expert care.
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Expert emergency care, 24/7
Every day, 24 hours a day, Midwest Regional Medical Center’s emergency room doctors, nurses and other health care staff are available to provide you and your loved ones with expert care. Our emergency department has 32 private treatment rooms and was designed with optimum patient comfort and privacy in mind. There are two distinct areas of treatment within the department - one for minor emergencies and the other for major health care emergencies.
ER Extra offers a better experience for patients
ER Extra is designed to streamline the process while simultaneously keeping patients and their family members informed about what to expect. Our emergency room associates are committed to providing a smooth ER visit for you and your family.
Some of the area's most experienced physicians and nurses provide emergency care to our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Midwest Regional's emergency department through our exclusive ER Extra initiative. All of our physicians and nurses have been specially trained to provide skilled, professional care in an emergency setting. In addition, our nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Trauma Nurse Care Curriculum.
Specially equipped rooms are available in the emergency department for patients requiring cardiac, trauma, gynecologic, pediatric, orthopedic and psychiatric care or isolation. Midwest Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department also features a radiology room dedicated to specific injuries that need immediate diagnosis.
Midwest Regional also has a dedicated room for sexual assault exams. Midwest Regional is one of three hospitals in the metro that participates in the S.A.N.E. program, which provides a specially trained registered nurse to conduct the exams.
All patients who enter the emergency department (expect those arriving by ambulance) will be triaged by a registered nurse who will conduct a focused assessment based on presenting symptoms and complaints. This information will be used to direct patients to the appropriate area for care. In some instances, patients will proceed to the diagnosis area during the triage process. The diagnosis area expedites certain tests such as labs, x-rays and EKGs in order to have data available to the physician during the medical screening.
About ER Extra
Some of the area's most experienced physicians and nurses provide emergency care to our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Midwest Regional Medical Center's emergency room through our exclusive ER Extra™ initiative. All of our physicians and nurses have been specially trained to provide skilled, professional care in an emergency setting. In addition, our nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Stroke Care. Our emergency department has two distinct areas of treatment -- one for your minor emergencies and the other for your major health care emergencies.
What's ER Extra?
We are the community’s exclusive provider of ER Extra™, a new approach to the emergency room experience, designed to give you extra fast, extra easy and extra great care.
By the time you enter our emergency room, every minute – every second – seems like forever. That’s why the clock starts ticking the moment your name enters our system at the registration desk. In general, initial assessments take place within 15 minutes of arrival. Patients with non-life threatening conditions can expect to be evaluated, treated and discharged to their home in typically less than two hours. To deliver the fastest quality care possible, the emergency room has a computerized tracking system that records every second you spend there. This data is constantly reviewed by your treatment team to streamline processes and speed up the time it takes to deliver care. The result is that you see a member of the clinical team sooner, so treatment can begin quicker.
Board certified doctors and highly trained staff are by your side throughout your visit. They are there to explain your diagnosis and how it will be treated, as well as discuss any follow up care you may need.
Extra great care
The best care results from excellent customer service and friendly staff members. Consistently, our team has ranked as a Top Performer relative to patient satisfaction. We are committed to treating you with outstanding care and compassion.
Midwest Regional Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is the oldest and largest hospital-based ambulance service in Oklahoma, and provides emergency response to Midwest City, Del City, Choctaw, Nicoma Park, Luther, Spencer, Hickory Hills, Harrah, Jones, Newalla, Moore, Forest Park, and southwest Lincoln County. The service area is approximately 240 square miles.
Midwest EMS employs over 100 medics and operates 14 advanced life support vehicles. It has many services including:
- 911 Emergency transport
- Non-emergency transport services
- CareVan wheelchair transport
- EMS standby for community events
- Fleet maintenance for emergency response agencies
All ambulances are licensed at the paramedic level, the highest level of pre-hospital emergency medical training available in the state of Oklahoma. EMS personnel employed by Midwest Regional are State and Nationally licensed. All paramedics are required to maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification and undergo field performance evaluations conducted by the EMS medical director twice a year.
All EMS units respond with advanced cardiac life support capabilities with equipment on each vehicle that allows paramedics to identify and manage a wide variety of medical and traumatic emergencies. In addition to all required ALS equipment, each unit is equipped with an IV infusion pump, pulse oximeter, doppler stethoscope, blood glucometer, transport ventilator, CPAP respiratory devices, and 12 Lead ECG monitor/defibrillator. Midwest Regional paramedics were among the first in the state to use the LifePak 12 to transfer diagnostic quality 12-lead EKGs from the emergency scene to the awaiting emergency physician.
Midwest Regional EMS works in coordination with the Midwest City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assure rapid and accurate dispatch of EMS units. As a result of that communication, the average response time is within the standards recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Surgeons. Here a few situations requiring an ambulance:
- Motor vehicle accidents with injury
- No respiration/pulse
- Heat attack/chest pain or shortness of breath
- Traumatic injury involving burns, heavy bleeding, or broken bones
- Penetrating injuries such as gunshot or knife wounds
To alert an ambulance call 911 for emergency service. For non-emergency transfers call (405) 610-8066 or (405) 733-1414. Residents of southwest Lincoln County call (405) 733-1414 for emergency service.