We’re closER, fastER, bettER

April 01, 2012

When minutes count, depend on Providence Medical Centers and our Emergency Department teams. Emergencies are unpredictable. That’s why you should remember to go to a hospital you can trust when you experience emergency symptoms.

Our physicians, nurses and specially trained team members are prepared to handle every emergency, from broken bones and the flu to strokes and heart attacks. Most of our facilities are designated by the L.A. County Department of Emergency Medical Services as heart attack receiving centers.

This means we coordinate with in-route paramedics and have our heart attack specialists and equipment ready to provide life-saving care and treatment. All of our medical centers have received Gold or Silver recognition from the American Heart/American Stroke Association, as well as recognition and certification from the Joint Commission as Advanced Primary Stroke Centers.

For less urgent care, each hospital provides “fast track” service so those with sprains or minor illness spend less time in the emergency department and can return home to get well sooner. With expanded capacity and advanced facilities, our five Southern California hospitals are prepared for any emergency — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.