THE E.D. EXPRESS
at Johnson Memorial Hospital
n an effort to ease the anxiety experienced by patients in need of emergency care and to treat and discharge them in the most efficient manner possible, Johnson Memorial Hospital has created the "E. D. Express." This area, located within the Hospital's main Emergency Department, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. It is specifically designed to evaluate and manage urgent, non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries such as lacerations, earaches, sore throats, ankle sprains and more.
Laurie Osden, A.P.R.N., a member of JMH's E.D. Express staff, examines a pediatric patient. Parents will be happy to hear that the E.D. Express has a special focus on pediatrics
Upon arrival in the Emergency Department, patients are immediately triaged to the most appropriate area, based on the extent of their illness or injury. Those found to be appropriate for the E.D. Express are registered, treated and discharged within ninety minutes.
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The E. D. Express consists of four exam areas comprising three rooms. One of the rooms is pediatric-friendly and is even outfitted with a rocking chair, an effort to soothe the youngest of patients. In addition, an area has been created to perform "Point of Care Testing," which greatly reduces the amount of time needed to perform various laboratory tests.
Members of the E. D. Express staff have been carefully selected and are specially trained and highly experienced. Treatment is provided by dedicated nurse practitioners or physician assistants, as well as skilled emergency technicians. Emergency Department physicians are always readily available, and patients found to have more serious or complicated illness or injury are immediately transferred to the main Emergency Department, only steps away.
If you would like more information about the E.D. Express, please call (860) 684-8431.