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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 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. Cliff Moore, RN, is the Emergency Department Manager. Please write him via e-mail at or call him at (870) 226-4184.


BCMC Alters Visitation Policy to Reflect No Patient Left Alone Act

Bradley County Medical Center has made updates to its visitation policy to reflect the No Patient Left Alone that was recently signed into law in Arkansas.

This act states that a patient be allowed one support person who is permitted to be physically present on a daily basis at reasonable times throughout his or her hospitalization. Therefore, each patient may have one support person with them during normal visiting hours. In accordance with this new law, BCMC will allow one support person per patient during normal visiting hours.

Bradley County Medical Center reserves the right to limit or place visitor restrictions in certain situations including, but not limited to, when the presence of visitors would be medically or therapeutically harmful; interfere with the care or rights of any patient; visitors are engaging in violent, disruptive, or threatening behavior; or visitors are noncompliant with BCMC policy.