800 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062 781-769-4000
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
When you or a family member seek emergency care, it is helpful to bring:
If this is an emergency situation call 911 immediately.