NorwoodServices & Clinical CentersEmergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Norwood Hospital's emergency department (ED) provides 24-hour emergency care with 28 technologically-advanced treatment rooms, including triage, fast track, pediatrics, nearby diagnostic testing, and other specialty areas. This state-of-the-art facility treats approximately 50,000 patients annually. The highly-skilled staff of board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specially trained emergency nurses features:

Rapid Recognition and Treatment of Heart Attacks 

Our ED physicians and nurses respond quickly when a patient is experiencing chest pain and may be having a heart attack. Our goal is to facilitate a patient’s transfer to our cardiac catheterization lab for more advanced cardiac care as soon as possible.

Designation as a Primary Stroke Service Provider 

Norwood Hospital has been designated a provider of Primary Stroke Service by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a standard developed to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. This certification requires that a hospital’s ED meets strict guidelines for treating individuals with stroke symptoms, including treating patients by using thrombolytics, the clot-busting drugs considered the standard of care for treating certain kinds of strokes.

Children’s Hospital Boston Pediatricians in the ED 

Pediatric emergency care is provided by Children’s Hospital Boston pediatricians who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Children receive medical attention in a separate section of the main ED. Exam rooms are equipped with televisions and videos to offer children some distraction from their discomfort.

Patient and Family Liaison

Pediatricians work with ED physicians to ensure optimal care is provided to all pediatric patients, from routine emergent care to trauma care.

A patient care advocate, dedicated to the ED, serves as a communications link between patients, family members, and patient care staff to optimize the flow of information during an emergency-driven situation.

Heliport Access 

A heliport sits adjacent to the ED to allow helicopter transport for critical and specialized care to other institutions, if needed.

If You Need Emergency Care

If you need emergency care, call  911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

When you or a family member seek emergency care, it is helpful to bring:

  • Health insurance information
  • All current medications
  • The name of your family physician
  • Immunization records such as influenza and pneumonia vaccine for adults and standard immunizations for children

 


Emergency Medicine
Norwood Hospital
781-769-4000

If this is an emergency situation call 911 immediately.

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