"In an emergency, we want you to spend less time waiting.And more time getting better."
When you come to us sick or hurt, our first concern is getting you the quality care you need, fast. That means listening carefully, treating you with courtesy and respect, and making sure you see a doctor quickly.
The doctors and staff at Deaconess understand that an emergency is more than a broken arm or a sudden illness. It's a person who needs a caring, helping hand.
When you need emergency care, trust Deaconess.
Learn more about our commitment
Why choose Deaconess Hospital for your emergency care?
For all kinds of emergencies and people of all ages, our Emergency Department has the specialized physicians, staff and facilities to provide the quality care that you and your family need. We want to be your first choice for care when it comes to an emergency.
Deaconess's ER offers:
- Level III Certified Trauma Center
- The region's only Accredited Chest Pain Center
- Certified Primary Stroke Center
- Pediatric MRI, CT and staff experienced in treating childhood conditions ranging from asthma to injuries
- Physicians residency-trained and/or board-certified in emergency medicine and hospitalists available 24/7 to provide specialized care for pediatrics, internal medicine and surgery
- The area's only hospital connected to the LifeNet system on all AMR ambulances, sending information directly to the ER and saving precious minutes in cardiac emergencies
- 30-minute "rounding" on patients and in our waiting room to provide needed attention and follow up
- Easy access right off I-90 and ample nearby parking
- Short wait times, with arrival to being seen by a physician/provider averaging 30 minutes
Accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center
Time is a vital factor in any emergency, but especially when it applies to anyone experiencing symptoms of a stroke or heart attack. At Deaconess, we are proud to be the Spokane-area's only* Accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center. That's important because it means that Deaconess provides the next generation of stroke and chest pain care. Our stroke and heart attack alert teams collaborate with local EMS to provide patients with quick access to our advanced diagnostic and treatment technology.
*As of March 2013
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following symptoms,
don't delay . . . get to the ER immediately!
- Chest pain or pressure
- Pain in the back, neck or jaw
- Pain in one or both arms
- Nausea, vomiting or fatigue
- Lightheadedness or cold sweat
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden dizziness
- Extreme headache
- Difficulty speaking
At Deaconess, we know medical emergencies are stressful. That's why we're helping to change the ER experience. By treating your pain, easing your fears, and keeping you informed you're treated like a person, not just a condition. The nurses will also communicate with your family and loved ones to keep them informed of your condition, if you so desire.
Our Hospital Services
If you visit Deaconess Hospital for emergency care and are admitted to our hospital, we have services to provide you with quality care.
- Our hospital is a 388-bed, full-service acute care medical facility
- More than 765 physicians on staff and more than 1,500 employees
- Full range of surgical services, including Cardiology, Orthopedics, Neuroscience, Urology, Oncology, ENT, Pediatrics and Bariatrics
- Full service cardiac catheterization lab with EP capabilities and special procedures lab
- Newly opened Cardiac Outpatient Diagnostic Center specializing in nuclear medicine studies, treadmill stress tests, echocardiography and peripheral vascular ultrasound
- Cancer Care: medical/surgical unit and oncological surgery
- Remodeled Labor and Delivery suites, OB Hospitalist service, Level III NICU, Perinatal/High Risk Pregnancy Services
- 8-bed inpatient pediatric unit with full-time pediatric hospitalist and surgical service
- Comprehensive imaging services, including advanced interventional radiology suites and MRI procedures lab
After you are home
Our commitment to great patient care doesn't end when a patient is discharged home. After you are discharged, our nurses will call you to ask how you are feeling, and if there are any questions about discharge instructions, physical condition or changes, prescribed medications or pain issues. This is part of our continuum of care at Deaconess and our attempt to ensure you receive the care you need to get back to being you.
The provision of emergency services and care shall not be based upon, nor affected by, the person's race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, pre-existing medical condition, physical or mental handicap, insurance status or ability to pay for medical services.