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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.



LifeShare Blood Drive Set for July 12 at BCMC with Dire Need for Donations

There will be a LifeShare Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 12 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. as blood is critically needed at this time. The blood drive will take play in the LifeShare bus that will be set up in the BCMC Rural Health Clinic parking lot. The BCMC Rural Health Clinic is located at 304 East Central Street across the street from the Emergency Room entrance at Bradley County Medical Center.

Blood donations are essential at this time as blood donations are down across the country, especially in our region. Local blood drives are the main source of blood for Bradley County Medical Center and the other hospitals in our surrounding area. If you are able to donate blood, please consider stopping by the LifeShare bus on July 12. Donors will get a free "Summer Donor" T-shirt while supplies last.