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Emergency Room Services

2122 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, GA 31904

706-596-4000

Do you need emergency care? 

Call 9-1-1 if you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency. 

Call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke.  

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About our Emergency Room Services

At St. Francis, we believe emergency care should be readily available and provided by highly skilled clinicians. This is why our Emergency Room (ER) is staffed 24/7 by experienced physicians, nurses, and staff who specialize in emergency care. A wide range of other specialists, including board-certified cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and general surgeons are available on call. We believe good emergency care is vital for our community, and our team combines advanced training with compassionate service to be ready for you and your family when you need care most.

The national recognition we’ve earned demonstrates our staff’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care including:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome Care certification from The Joint Commission
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Care certification from The Joint Commission
  • Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients
 

What to Expect in Our ER

As a patient, you will be cared for by staff trained to respond to any type of medical emergency. We understand a visit to the ER can be a very stressful time; therefore, you should expect us to communicate with you and guide you through your situation. You should always ask questions if you do not understand. 

Expediting Heart and Stroke Care

The staff at St. Francis is specially equipped to speed care to patients who come to us with symptoms of a heart attack. Additionally, St. Francis has earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. St. Francis provides a range of services for cardiac care for the region, including:

  • Heart surgery, including Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Valve replacement and /or repair
  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) – balloon angioplasty or stent placement – with on-site cardiac surgery back-up

The ER at St. Francis is also specially equipped to provide timely care to stroke patients. St. Francis has been recognized by the American Stroke Association for adhering to its highest standards of stroke care. If you show symptoms of a stroke, you will be met by a team specially trained in identifying and treating strokes. 

In the ER, patients are treated according to the severity of their illnesses. 

Putting Patient Safety and Quality Care First

Our goal is to provide the best care available in the safest possible environment. The St. Francis team strives to make that happen by:

  • Using well-lit rooms, positioned so critical changes in a patient’s condition are easily assessed, allowing us to respond quickly
  • Providing advanced monitoring of critically ill patients
  • Offering point-of-care (bedside) lab testing, which makes the results of many common tests available in minutes, not hours
  • Utilizing a computerized system that keeps critical medications and supplies readily available
  • Integrating a bedside registration process so treatment is not delayed

  

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