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Emergency Services

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Norwood Hospital's Emergency Department (ED) provides 24-hour emergency care, including triage, fast track, pediatrics, nearby diagnostic testing, and other specialty areas. With 28 technologically advanced rooms, the state-of-the-art facility treats approximately 50,000 patients annually.

Features include:

  • Rapid recognition and treatment of heart attacks in Norwood Hospital’s on-site cardiac catheterization lab for advanced and immediate cardiac care.
  • Designation as a Primary Stroke Service Provider by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a standard developed to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. Certification requires that a hospital’s ED meets strict guidelines for treating individuals with stroke symptoms, including treating patients by using thrombolytics, clot-busting drugs considered the standard of care for treating certain kinds of strokes.
  • Pediatricians deliver 24/7 medical attention to young patients in the pediatric wing of the ED.
  • A patient and family liaison dedicated to serving as a communications link between patients, family members, and ED staff to optimize the flow of information during an emergency-driven situation.
  • Heliport access allows helicopter transport for critical and specialized care to other institutions, if needed.

When seeking 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


If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

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