North Alabama Medical Center Emergency Department (E.D.) is a Level III trauma center that provides services to Northwest Alabama, Southern Tennessee and Northeast Mississippi. Care is provided 24/7 to persons of all ages and backgrounds. The E.D. is also a Primary Stroke Center and accredited Chest Pain Center. Having these distinctions means people can come to NAMC for a higher level or care, when minutes matter.
The Emergency Department consists of:
The E.D. is responsible for the immediate treatment and initiation of life or limb saving procedures in all types of emergencies. The E.D. utilizes all recourses available to include the on-call specialist list to assess, stabilize, admit or transfer the patient as needed. There are one or more E.D. physicians in the department 24 hours a day. Midlevel providers are also utilized for the care and treatment of patients. The department receives walk-in patients, ambulance transports and services from the facility heliport.
Patients entering our department are provided triage care upon arrival and are assigned an assessed level of care. Patients are seen in order based on the severity of symptoms.