Emergency Services and Critical Care

In a life-threatening emergency, even if you are unsure, call 9-1-1

When you need emergency medical care, Fairview and HealthEast hospitals are ready to help - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide all levels of care for adults and children, from minor injuries to life-threatening situations. In addition, we have trauma medical teams at several locations that are always prepared to respond to an emergency.

Our providers are experts in evaluating patients and deciding quickly on the right course of treatment. Our network of hospitals also gives patients access to a wide range of specialized care if necessary.

If you have any condition that you believe will harm you if you don’t see a doctor soon, you should go to the Emergency Department (ED). If you need emergency medical transportation, dial 9-1-1.

When you Arrive at the ED

A specially-trained nurse will check your vital signs, evaluate your condition and ask about your health history. This process is called “triage,” a French word meaning “to sort by priority.” It ensures that the most seriously ill and injured patients are seen first. This means that even though you may have arrived before another patient, another patient may be seen first if his or her condition is worse.

Programs and Services

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Management of critically ill patients
  • Pulmonary disease consultation and treatment
  • Respirator and ventilator care
  • Telestroke 
  • Trauma care

Care Team