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Medical emergencies happen at any time and you could find yourself need to go to the closest ER. At Baptist Health, you can find the ER services you need to get through unthinkable accidents, sudden illness and more from the most trusted name in care. Our 24/7 emergency departments are staffed with highly-trained specialists who will efficiently care for you through whatever medical emergency life may throw your way.

Each Baptist Health ER features:

  • Multi-functional treatment rooms for patients with varied conditions
  • A dynamic ER design focused on providing a better experience for patients and visitors
  • Highly-qualified, dedicated health care professionals who are committed to the highest standards of care
  • A continued commitment to keep wait times to a minimum

In addition to an exceptional emergency department, Baptist Health also boasts leading care in an array of specialties, including cardiology and stroke. When you choose the Baptist Health ER, you also will have access to the expert physicians in each of these services, should you need their care before you leave the hospital.

When emergencies catch you by surprise, you can still be prepared. Plan ahead for any critical situations that could be in your future by learning more about the Baptist Health emergency department nearest you.

Baptist Health Emergency Departments

Baptist Health-Little Rock 

Baptist Health-Little Rock emergency department is a Level II Trauma Center, and all emergency medicine physicians in Little Rock are board-certified.

Level II

A Level II Trauma Center is able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients.

Elements of Level II Trauma Centers:

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
  • Tertiary care needs such as cardiac surgery, hemodialysis and microvascular surgery may be referred to as a Level I Trauma Center.
  • Provides trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff.
  • Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program.

 

Baptist Health-North Little Rock, Fort Smith

Baptist Health-North Little Rock and Ft. Smith are Level III Trauma Centers.

Level III

A Level III Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.

Elements of Level III Trauma Centers: 

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians and the prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists.
  • Has developed transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center.
  • Provides back-up care for rural and community hospitals.
  • Offers continued education of the nursing and allied health personnel or the trauma team.
  • Involved with prevention efforts and must have an active outreach program for its referring communities.
  • Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program.

 

Baptist Health-Conway, Stuttgart, Heber Springs, Hot Spring County, Arkadelphia, Van Buren 

Baptist Health-Conway, Stuttgart, Heber Springs, Hot Spring County, Arkadelphia, Van Buren are all Level IV Trauma Centers.

Level IV

A Level IV Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide advanced trauma life support (ATLS) prior to transfer of patients to a higher level trauma center.  It provides evaluation, stabilization, and diagnostic capabilities for injured patients.

Elements of Level IV Trauma Centers:

  • Implement ATLS protocols and 24-hour laboratory coverage. Trauma nurse(s) and physicians available upon patient arrival.
  • May provide surgery and critical-care services.
  • Has developed transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center.
  • Involved with prevention efforts and must have an active outreach program for its referring communities.
  • Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program

Should I go to the ER or Urgent Care?

Sometimes, you can’t wait for healthcare, but that doesn’t always mean you need to take a trip to the ER. If you need prompt treatment for a condition that isn’t life-threatening, urgent care clinics or Baptist Health Virtual Care are your best options. Baptist Health Urgent Care locations are open seven days a week with extended hours, allowing you to get the care you need even if your primary care physician’s office is closed. Find a Baptist Health-affiliated urgent care clinic near you.

Conditions Treated by Baptist Health Urgent Care:

  • Common Cold
  • Influenza (Flu) 
  • Earaches
  • Sore Throat
  • Migraine
  • Fever
  • Rashes
  • Minor Injuries 
  • Sprains
  • Back Pain
  • Minor Cuts
  • Minor Burns
  • Minor Broken Bones
  • Minor Eye Injuries

Conditions Treated by Baptist Health Virtual Care:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Back Strains
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold Sores
  • Conjunctivits (Pink Eye)
  • Common Cold
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Minor Burns
  • Minor Injuries
  • Rashes
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sore Throat
  • Stomach Flu
  • Upper Respiratory Illness
  • UTIs

If you think you may be experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go to the ER. Conditions Treated in the ER:

  • Chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Severe burns
  • Deep cuts or uncontrolled bleeding
  • Sudden blurred vision
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness, or loss of coordination or balance
  • Numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • Sudden severe headache (not migraine)
  • Seizures
  • High fever
  • Any other condition you believe is life threatening
 

If you are experiencing any of the above, don’t wait! Call 911 or get to your nearest hospital emergency room.

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