Emergency Department

HOURS
Community Hospital of Bremen’s Emergency Department is open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our goal is to provide affordable, personalized, quality emergency care to the community. Our average wait time to be seen by a physician is approximately 10 minutes.

VISITING HOURS
If you are a visitor, the Emergency Department allows only one visitor to remain with the patient, in cases on a child both parents are allowed to remain. This is due to space constraints and privacy issues. If the department is extremely busy the staff may ask all visitors to wait in the waiting area. Visits to critical patients may be allowed when initial assessments are completed. Staff will keep visitors updated about the situation as deemed appropriate.

SERVICES
The Emergency Department is located on the east side of the building with a separate walk-in and ambulance entrance. Wheelchairs and assistance are available for those who need help entering the hospital.

Our staff physicians are highly skilled in emergency and urgent care while our nursing staff is trained to deliver high quality emergency nursing care. Our years of experience and caring attitudes allow us to understand and meet all of your needs.

Training for the nursing staff includes, but is not limited to: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma nursing Core Course (TNCC) and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC).

At CHB you will be cared for in a state-of-the-art facility with the latest technology—from sophisticated cardiac monitoring systems to portable imaging technology.

For cases requiring specialized care, patients can be transported by ambulance or helicopter, depending on the severity and needs of the patient. For our acute heart attack patient requiring specialized care, our Code STEMI Program allows us to transfer these patients for rapid cardiac catherization to be transferred to Memorial Hospital via Helicopter within a short time of arrival to our facility. We are one of a very few Emergency Departments with a helipad on the grounds for helicopter transfers.

CHARGES
A basic fee is charged to every patient utilizing the Emergency Department. Physician services, medical supplies, special tests, xrays, medications and treatments are additional.

You may be asked to pay your co-pay at the time of service. Services will be rendered regardless of ability to pay.

Since Insurance might pay for the emergency services you receive, or portion of these fees, it is important that you bring your insurance information with you if at all possible.

THINGS TO REMEMBER
If at all possible bring a current list of all medications that you are taking including dosages, or bring all medication bottles. Also know what you are allergic to. When leaving the Emergency Department, know that you may be unable to drive due to medication or treatment that you have been given. It is helpful to have someone come with you to the hospital when possible.

Patient satisfaction factors into everything we do. We continuously seek ways to improve service and care. Simply meeting your expectations is not good enough, we want to surpass them. Your input is always welcome.

QUESTIONS
During your visit to the Emergency Department if you have any questions concerning your care, the staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. If you have questions after discharge, please call you family physician regarding on going care. If you do not have a family physician one will be assigned to you prior to discharge from the Emergency Department for you on going needs.

Please understand that for medical/legal liability reasons, the staff of Community Hospital of Bremen Emergency Department does not give medical advice over the phone. We are unable to diagnose or make treatment suggestions without assessing the patient, which must be done in person. As always, if you feel you have an emergency, please do not hesitate to come to the emergency department.

We cannot make appointments for visits to the Emergency Department. Patients are seen in order of severity of illness or injury. Here for Your Emergency Care Needs 24/7.