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Advancing Emergency Care in the Region

Emergency Medicine

If you or a loved one has a serious or life-threatening illness or injury, call 911 or visit our emergency department.

Our dedicated emergency medicine physicians and team are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide you and your family with lifesaving advanced emergency treatments.

We specialize in treating stroke and cardiac arrest, as well as a wide range of serious illnesses and injuries.

If your injury or illness is not serious and you still want medical attention right away, visit one of our Urgent Care Centers

Urgent Care or Emergency Room? 

How do you decide whether to visit the emergency room or urgent care? Here are some guidelines to help you decide.

Urgent Care: Minor Injuries and Illnesses

  • Allergies
  • Colds, cough, flu, fevers
  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Sore or strep throat
  • Minor burns, cuts/lacerations
  • Asthma attacks (minor), bronchitis
  • Strains and sprains
  • Sinus infections
  • Minor cuts
  • Urinary tract infections

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Emergency Department: Life-Threatening Injuries and Illnesses

  • Chest pain or heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Broken bones or deep wounds
  • Constant vomiting
  • Severe abdominal pain 
  • Severe and prolonged shortness of breath
  • Allergic reactions to food or insect bites
  • Pregnancy concerns or treatment of infants
  • Seizures without a diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Head injuries and/or unconsciousness
  • Heavy, uncontrolled bleeding
  • Sudden change in mental state
  • Significant burns

Note: This is not a complete list of emergency symptoms and conditions. Seek emergency care for any life-threatening situations

Stroke capable hospital

We are designated as a Stroke Capable Hospital by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. We also collaborate with the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative with the National Stroke Association to provide timely, quality treatment to all stroke patients.

Signs of a stroke

Use the B.E.F.A.S.T. method to recognize stroke symptoms:

  • B = Balance Is the person experiencing Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination?
  • E= Eyes Is the person having sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes?
  • F = Face Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

  • A = Arms Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

  • S = Speech Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?

  • T = Time If you observe any of these signs, it's time to call 911.

The National Stroke Association has even more information about symptoms and effects of stroke.

RACE Program: When every minute matters

We are leading the way in the statewide RACE CARS (Regional Approach to Cardiovascular Emergencies Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation System) program to improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.

RACE CARS coordinates local medical resources to provide the rapid diagnosis and high-quality emergency treatment for cardiac arrest.

RACE CARS is the largest statewide system of emergency cardiovascular care participating as a partner in the HeartRescue Project, a nationwide effort to double out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates in the United States in five years.

Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

How do you decide whether to visit the emergency room or urgent care? Check out these guidelines to help you decide.

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