The Washington State Department of Health has designated Kadlec Regional Medical Center as a Level II Trauma Center, one of only two in the state east of the Cascade Mountains. As a Level II Trauma Center, we have the teams of specialists, equipment, and resources necessary to treat major trauma. For a critically injured person, this can make the difference between life and death. Trauma teams at Kadlec are ready at any hour to manage complex and critical emergencies for our region.
At Kadlec emergency departments, patients are treated by providers who are certified in emergency medicine. Our Lantern Award-winning emergency department (ED) is staffed around-the-clock by specially trained doctors, nurses and technicians who are dedicated to caring for people who require immediate medical assistance.
Hospital and stand-alone emergency departments focus on medical emergencies, not routine health care. You should go to the ED if a person or unborn baby has a life-threatening emergency or could be permanently disabled from an illness or injury.
Do not go to the ED for a problem that is not an emergency. If you do, it could cost more than going to a doctor’s office or a walk-in clinic and may take longer to be seen. A trip to the ED for an earache, for example, may cost three to four times as much as it would at your doctor’s office.
The Washington State Hospital Association produced a video to help you better understand when to go to the ED. The video also explains when to use virtual care, urgent care services or make an appointment with your primary care provider. Visit a hospital emergency department only for serious or life-threatening emergencies.
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Kadlec’s Emergency Department is furnished with state-of-the-art technology and staffed with Board Certified physicians to treat you quickly with compassion. We offer:
- Level II Adult and Level III Pediatrics Trauma Center
- State Designated Level I Cardiac Center
- Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center
- State Designated Level II Stroke Center
- Accredited Chest Pain Center with emergent catheterization capabilities
- Multiple team activations including code, trauma, stroke, cardiac and sepsis
- Bedside registration
- Bedside electronic documentation
- Private rooms that use a zone-based system to expedite care