In an emergency, your greatest chance for a short and complete recovery is getting to the nearest hospital emergency room. Greenwood County Hospital Emergency Department is a Level IV trauma center. Our staff have specialized training in trauma, skilled in rural health emergencies and are ready to care for you and your family 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Reasons to go to the Emergency Department
- Fractures or broken bones
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Severe illness
- Confusion or difficulty speaking
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Loss of consciousness/fainting
- Vomiting or severe abdominal pain
If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening medical condition call 911 and have emergency medical services(EMS) come to you. EMS can provide life saving treatment before you arrive at the emergency department and will result in better outcomes for you or your loved one.
The emergency department is located behind the hospital, close to laboratory and radiology services.
Private and Confidential
To ensure your privacy, all consultations, case discussion, examinations and treatments are conducted privately and confidentially.
We believe that family and loved one’s are an important part of the recovery process therefore, where possible, they will be able to stay with the patient(s) during treatment to provide comfort.
What to Expect on Arrival
While you can’t be prepared for an emergency, we can prepare you for what to expect when arriving at the emergency room. Here is what a nurse might ask when you arrive:
- Are you allergic to anything?
- What medications are you taking?
- Are you pregnant?
- When was your last tetanus shot?
- Do you have any special medical conditions that we should know about?