Emergency Department


Bradley County Medical Center's Emergency Department provides quality care for all patients seeking emergent medical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay. A wide variety of patient conditions, illnesses, medical problems, and traumatic injuries may bring patients to Bradley County Medical Center's Emergency Department.

Evaluation and treatment of emergency conditions are provided by experienced Emergency Department nursing staff and physicians. Special training in Advanced Cardiac and Pediatric Life Support, trauma and other medical emergencies is required for the ER Staff. The Emergency Department is equipped with state-of-the-art emergency medical equipment in a full range of sizes to accommodate patients of all ages. Some patients with severe traumatic injuries may require transfer to a specialist for further treatment.

After receiving stabilizing treatments at Bradley County Medical Center, patients with certain cardiac conditions, severe trauma, burns, psychiatric or pediatric illnesses may be transferred.

Emergency Department Care Includes:
(The following list represents what is offered at Bradley County Medical Center's Emergency Department and doesn't necessarily occur in all cases or in the order that the services are listed)

A complete medical exam by an experienced Emergency Physician. This includes all testing and on-call services, within the capability of Bradley County Medical Center, as deemed necessary to determine if an emergency medical condition exists. If an emergency medical condition is found, all available resources will be utilized for treatment or stabilization, as needed.

A complete nursing assessment, which includes problem-focused and complete body systems review, and screening for abuse, addictions, nutrition or functional risk, vaccinations, and chronic problems of a psychological, social or medical nature.

Confidential patient treatment and records of care. You have the additional option to request complete privacy status, where name and presence are held in confidence.

Diagnostic and support services including laboratory, respiratory, radiology, dietary, physical therapy and social services.

Referrals for specialty services and community support agencies.

Transfers to hospitals with a higher level of service when (appropriate) needed to best meet the patient needs.

Written discharge instructions with follow-up plans and referral phone numbers.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and welcome comments about your experiences at Bradley County Medical Center's Emergency Department. Paige Stell, RN, is the Emergency Department Manager. Please write her via e-mail at pstell@bcmed.org or call her at (870) 226-4184.