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The Emergency Room (ER) at Saint Vincent Hospital provides you with access to nationally renowned experts in emergency medicine, toxicology, cardiac problems, trauma, and more when you need them most. At the Saint Vincent Hospital Emergency Room, you’ll find:

  • Patient procedures designed to make sure you see a doctor as quickly as possible
  • Expert emergency room doctors and highly skilled nurses providing specialized emergency care and triage
  • A fully equipped department that treats more than 60,000 patients each year

We work with doctors from Associated Physicians of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to staff our emergency room. With these experts on hand, Saint Vincent Hospital is proud to be able to offer some of the region’s top emergency care.

The Saint Vincent Hospital Emergency Room is designed for us to provide prompt, personalized care. Our facilities are fully equipped with 38 beds and specialized treatment rooms for resuscitation, eye, ear, nose and throat problems, orthopedic injuries, obstetrical and cardiac emergencies. If you’re in need of further care, Saint Vincent Hospital is able to admit you for treatment or direct you to specialized medicine at the hospital.

Door-to-Doctor Procedures

In order to ensure you see a doctor as soon as possible, our Emergency Room uses a “Door-to-Doctor” procedure for quick, effective treatment for every patient who comes through our doors. When you arrive, you’ll be seen by a triage nurse who will evaluate your condition and place you in a priority queue based on the severity of your symptoms. This order may change as new patients with more severe symptoms arrive at the emergency room. If your condition changes while you wait, please let the nurse know.

Depending on your condition, you may be sent to the emergency room to be seen by a doctor or asked to wait until an exam room is available. For mildly ill patients, we offer a Rapid Medical Evaluation service from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. This service is staffed by a physician and/or a physician assistant who evaluates your condition and provides treatment instruction, helping to have you in and out of the ER within 30 minutes.

After being seen by an emergency room doctor, you’ll either be sent home with instructions or referred to a consulting doctor or specialist who will decide if you should be admitted to the hospital.

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14 Emergencies that Require an ER

Your Safe Care is Our Priority

trouble-breathing
Trouble breathing
limb-problem
Sudden, severe problem that is life or limb threatening
serious-burns
Serious burns
head-trauma
Head trauma or sudden confusion
numbness-on-one-side
Weakness/numbness on one side
severe-cuts
Severe cuts that may require stitches
slurred-speech
Slurred speech
blurred-or-lost-vision
Sudden blurred or lost vision
facial-lacerations
Facial lacerations
bleeding-vomiting-or-diarrhea
Uncontrollable bleeding, vomiting or diarrhea
fainting
Fainting/change in mental state
seizures
Seizures
chest-pain
Chest pain or pressure

We're Here for Your Emergencies.
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broken-bones
Broken bones and dislocated joints