Recently expanded to include more than 115 treatment areas. Many treatment areas are private, with doors in place of curtains. Each room is equipped with flat-screen TVs, state-of-the-art interactive GetWell Network access and telephones to help families stay in touch.
Emergency Medicine Areas
- Acute Care serves the most seriously ill and injured patients in 38 specialty and multi-purpose treatment rooms. The unit also evaluates patients for medical, surgical, gynecologic and pediatric emergencies.
- Intermediate/Fast Track Care is designed to treat people with less acute problems as quickly as possible.
- Observation houses patients requiring more prolonged emergency care.
- Our Level I Trauma Center provides care to acutely injured patients of all ages.
- Our department's CT Scanner is dedicated to emergency patients. This state-of-the-art, 64-slice CT scanner for advanced imaging is used with traumatic injuries, stroke and other potentially life-threatening problems.
- Pediatrics attends to the needs of our youngest patients.
- The Certified Chest Pain Center offers immediate cardiac evaluation of patients presenting with chest pain.
- Ours is the only Joint Commission-certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center in Berks County.
- Sexual assault nurse examiners are available 24/7.
Multispecialty Support Team
Board-certified emergency physicians, specialty trained emergency nurses and specially trained support staff are on hand at all times. A wide range of services and capabilities allows us to assess and address cases of traumatic illness, injury and other emergency conditions.
With a focus on teamwork and technology, we ensure patients are stabilized before transferring them to appropriate specialists as necessary.
Honors & Awards
The Emergency Department received the Highmark Quality Blue Award for reducing the time between arrival and discharge or admission. The award also recognizes the reduction in time for patients to be seen by a physician.
Emergency Department Resources
This year, a stroke will occur every 40 seconds and will take a life every four hours. Recognizing symptoms and acting F.A.S.T. can save a life and decrease the chances of permanent disabilities.
A heart attack happens when a blood vessel leading to your heart is blocked. When your heart doesn’t receive blood, it causes the muscle to die. You need immediate treatment to save your life and prevent damage to your heart.
Don’t let concern about COVID-19 prevent you from protecting your health and getting the healthcare you and your family need. Learn about COVID-19 patient safety, data, visitor guidelines, testing sites, and more.
Find answers to commonly asked questions about visiting the emergency department for immediate medical assistance.