The Emergency Department at CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center is a Level I adult and pediatric trauma center that provides emergency healthcare for all types of injuries and illnesses, from life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks or strokes to flu and viral illnesses.

Our expert triage team assesses each patient as they walk in the door, so wait times are 0 minutes for potentially life-threatening conditions such as chest pain, stroke, etc.

You should seek Emergency Care when experiencing:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Serious trauma
  • Severe burns
  • Broken bones
  • Seizures
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Vomiting that is severe and continues for several hours
  • Poisoning
  • Deep cuts and abrasions where bleeding is uncontrollable
  • Pregnancy-related medical conditions
  • Facial drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Confusion
  • Speech difficulty

About 1 in 4 patients are sick enough to be admitted to the hospital and more than 50 percent of patients need X-rays, scans, blood work or IV therapy.

Our team consists of more than 30 board-certified emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, experienced emergency nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, forensic nurse examiners, social workers, case managers and other specially trained staff.

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