Illness and injury never happen at a convenient time; they don’t recognize holidays or weekends and couldn’t care less if the hour is late or the weather is inclement.
When emergencies happen, WhidbeyHealth Emergency Department [ED] is available 24/7.
WhidbeyHealth ED is certified by the Washington State Department of Health as a:
- Level 3 Trauma Center
- Level 2 Cardiac Center
- Level 3 Stroke Centers
The quality training, experience and expertise of our team and our state-of-the art facilities and equipment, enables us to care for 97% of Emergency Department patients at the Medical center, with only 3% requiring transfers to other medical centers for specialized treatment.
Our ED is staffed 24 hrs a day. Upon arrival by ambulance or personal vehicle, patients are triaged, prioritized, and treated, based on the severity of their condition.
WHATEVER IT TAKES
To meet the diverse needs of emergency room patients we use a multidisciplinary team of specialists from dispersed departments across the hospital. By integrating with respiratory care, imaging, laboratory, surgery, anesthesia, cancer, neuro, and more, enabling us to deliver comprehensive services required in one facility.
Our patient centric approach also includes collaboration with your primary care physician and/or off island specialists to ensure a holistic treatment plan.
Our Walk-in-Clinics are a great resource for minor illnesses and injuries that require medical attention but are not urgent or life threatening.
KEEPING OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF SAFE
Safety for our patients and staff is our top priority. Proactive measures include fever screening on entry, universal use of masks by everyone including patients, and staff is equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate for any treatment or procedure.
Every WhidbeyHealth facility is configured to make spatial distancing easy. In addition to aggressive cleaning by our Environmental Services team, we have implemented dry fogging disinfecting system to eliminate pathogens beyond the reach of sprays, wipes or UV lights. All patients and staff are required to wear N-95 masks, wash their hands frequently and practice social distancing when possible.
No visitors are allowed in the Medical Center at this time.
DON’T PUT YOUR HEALTH ON HOLD
Don’t delay addressing health concerns, even during the current pandemic. Putting off treatment may worsen your condition. If you feel unwell, contact your provider or a WhidbeyHealth clinic near you. If you are experiencing chest pain, difficulty breathing, or critical trauma, when every second counts, calling 911 could be the best course of action.
For more information about our outstanding Emergency Department visit: https://whidbeyhealth.org/emergency-services/emergency-department