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Holy Cross Hospital’s Emergency Department is staffed with skilled physicians, nurses and other medical practitioners who specialize in emergency medicine. Our physicians are board certified in emergency medicine, offering the knowledge and experience to handle any emergency.
Our nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neo-natal (newborn) Resuscitation and Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum. Through a team approach to care, we work to stabilize patients so that they can begin the recovery process.
Our staff of experienced nurses takes pride in providing our patients with the care they need in those critical, life-saving minutes. They work together to stabilize, diagnose and treat patients. Many times additional tests—blood work, x-rays, MRI or other studies—may be required.
Depending on the physician’s evaluation, a patient may be:
- Treated in the Emergency Department and then sent home with follow-up instructions
- Admitted to Holy Cross Hospital as an inpatient or as observation for further medical care
- Transferred to a facility that offers specialty services not available at Holy Cross Hospital
The department has twelve exam rooms with four trauma rooms. Our Emergency Department is set up for efficient access and rapid response to address medical emergencies with easy access to operating rooms and imaging services.
Fixed wing and rotor helicopter services are readily available to our Hospital. With a helipad adjacent to the Emergency Department, patients needing specialized medical treatment can be airlifted on short notice.
If you need to reach someone in the Emergency Room, please call 575-751-5835
If you you experience any of the following please don’t hesitate come into the Emergency Room:
- Chest pain or upper abdominal pain lasting at least two minutes
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Sudden or severe pain
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath
- Sudden dizziness, weakness, or change of vision
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Change in mental status such as confusion
- Difficulty speaking
- Unusual abdominal pain
- Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
- Fever or flu-like symptoms (may have severe flu that requires hospitalization)
- Allergic reactions (some may be severe or life threatening)
- Broken bones
- Animal bites (can be significant in some cases)
If you need help in an emergency situation call 911.