Emergency & Trauma
When a sudden and serious illness or injury happens, you want the very best emergency care available as fast as you can get it.
We are a Level III state-certified trauma center. This means we care for complex medical conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes, as well as simple but urgent conditions, such as cuts and injuries.
We are also equipped with sophisticated technologies that let our highly trained staff provide you with the care you need as quickly and efficiently as possible.
If your emergency is non-life threatening, the average time you’ll wait to see a care provider is about 10 minutes. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.
A million things go through your mind when you are confronted with an emergency. Knowing a little bit about our emergency department and what to expect—before you need us—will help. Here are a few of the questions that we get asked most often.
For more information, call us at 715-717-4222.
Emergency Care you Can Trust 24/7
We’re here to provide you with the emergency care you need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here are examples of emergencies that need our quick care:
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain or pressure
- Deep cuts or severe burns
- Difficulty breathing
- Fainting, weakness or headache
- Inability to move or speak
- Major injuries or accidents
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Sudden severe pain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
Emergency Services Team
If you or a loved one suddenly become ill or are involved in a serious accident, you want a team known for its skill and fast response. You’ll find that team here at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.
Our professional team consists entirely of board-certified emergency medicine physicians. Our team also includes registered nurses with certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Care (ENPC) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). We are the only hospital in western Wisconsin to provide such extensive training for its emergency department staff.
Additionally, our partnership with Prevea Health enables us to provide access to primary care and specialty providers for expert care throughout the Chippewa Valley.