Dealing with a medical emergency can be scary, and it’s sometimes hard to know what kind of treatment you’ll need. What if you need surgery or hospital admission? What if your condition requires advanced testing or specialist care?
When Time Matters Most
Patients suffering a possible stroke require immediate care. A highly skilled on-site medical team and a high-tech service known as teleneurology provide vital, up-to-the-minute treatment to patients at Fort Duncan. Providing CT scan (brain X-ray) results within 45 minutes of testing is critical to treatment. “We’re running 100 percent on that,” says Lethi.
Level IV Trauma Training
Fort Duncan’s nurses and doctors have specialty certifications and education for trauma and are prepared to deal with a wide range of emergencies. An on-site blood bank provides a critical resource for patients who may have suffered a blood loss. A “one-call” system with medical facilities outside of Fort Duncan enables transfers to be set up quickly, with just one phone call, if a patient needs to be transported for specialized care.
Full-service, On-site Lab and Radiology
Having these resources available on-site supports quick turnaround of test results for a variety of issues. “Our goal is to have lab work completed in under an hour,” says Lethi. “We focus on our ER length of stay,” says Casares. That means not only getting patients seen by a member of the medical staff promptly, but also streamlining processes so patients can be treated as quickly as possible.
Especially in emergencies, patients want to know they are receiving timely, quality care from people they can trust, says Casares. “The people who work here also live here in the community,” he says. “We provide that personal care.”
Learn more about emergency services at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center.
If yo need urgent medical care, call 9-1-1 immediately.