Call 911 if you or a loved one are experiencing a critical medical emergency such as chest or abdominal pain, severe headache, or loss of function in your arms or legs, inability to breathe, uncontrolled bleeding, or traumatic injury. Calling 911 activates Emergency Medical Services to the patient, so expert assessment and treatment can begin before a patient reaches the hospital. Lawrence General provides Advanced Life Support to all communities in our service area.
Medical emergencies can be scary, and you need to be confident when you choose your hospital. Lawrence General is a verified Level III Trauma Center. That means we have a deep team of experts who know how to handle trauma and other medical emergencies. Board certified Emergency Physicians, highly trained nurses, and other staff will provide the care you need, with skill and compassion.
Lawrence General’s Emergency Center provides 41 private exam rooms and designated areas for critical care, trauma and pediatric emergencies.
Patients are greeted quickly and registered, in English or Spanish, when they arrive. Within minutes, an emergency nurse will speak with you about your medical emergency and assess your needs. This nurse may identify lab tests or imaging services that are needed to provide your care. We understand that waiting in the Emergency Center can be stressful and we will do our best to keep you comfortable and informed during your stay in the Emergency Center. Please let our registration staff know if you have a question or concern.
To help move some patients through the care process, we activate a Rapid Assessment Zone and Vertical Area on a routine basis. This allows us to assess and treat a variety of illnesses in a more efficient manner.