Emergency Medicine

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In an emergency, every second counts. In our emergency department, we are focused on creating short wait times to see a physician. The Christ Hospital is committed to delivering the highest quality, compassionate and accessible emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are home to some of the most experienced and trusted emergency care specialists in the Greater Cincinnati area: board-certified emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons, nurses, physician assistants and social workers. 


Our emergency facilities are designed to provide each patient with cutting-edge treatment and a comfortable experience. We specialize in emergency cardiac care and complex medical problems and we also care for most surgical, obstetric and psychiatric emergencies.


To ensure that you receive the best and most efficient care during a medical emergency, The Christ Hospital has two emergency care areas that are tailored to each patient’s specific needs. Our highly experienced staff assess your medical needs upon arrival to select the appropriate care area for you:​​

 

Express Emergency Care

Our Express Emergency Care area is designed so that we may take care of your individual needs quickly and compassionately. ​


Patients experiencing the following maybe treated in this area:

  • Cold and flu symptoms

  • Sprains, strains and broken bones

  • Cuts, bumps and abrasions

  • Stitches and staples

  • Rashes

  • Sore throats and ear aches

  • Frequent and painful urination

  • Minor allergic reactions and asthma attacks

  • ​And other minor illnesses

You may remain in your regular clothes and will be seen by a designated team of emergency department staff.​


Acute Emergency Care​

Our Acute Emergency Care area is specially equipped to handle complicated illnesses and injuries that require more time to treat.​

 

Patients experiencing the following maybe treated in this area:

  • Blackouts/loss of consciousness 

  • Changes in mental status, such as confusion 

  • Chest pain or pressure 

  • Coughing or vomiting blood 

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 

  • Sudden dizziness, weakness or changes in vision 

  • Sudden loss of coordination or problems with balance 

  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea 

  • Sudden or severe pain 

  • Sudden paralysis of leg, arm or face 

  • Sudden trouble speaking or understanding speech 

  • Uncontrolled bleeding ​

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