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  • Emergency Services

  • The Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center

  • The Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center visiting philosophy  

    We encourage your loved ones to be with you throughout your stay in the Anderson Emergency Center. There may be times, however, when we may need to ask family and friends to wait outside the treatment area. If this happens, our staff, with your permission, will do their very best to keep your guests informed. Our social workers are available for additional family needs, and our case managers assist with both inpatient and outpatient services.


    • Reception and waiting - visible by nursing staff at all times, and accessible from the parking garage via the stairs and elevator. Families may pick up and drop off patients at the center entrance.
    • Central nursing stations - offer maximum visibility of patients, as well as improved efficiency and traffic flow for staff.

    Major patient care areas

    • Acute care - designed for patients with non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses, but who need urgent care.
    • Critical care rooms - equipped so that the team can care for patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Patients can be tested using CT scan, echocardiography, x-ray and electrocardiography. Physicians in every specialty are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be called in at any time.

    Specialty care areas and accomodations for families

    • Chest pain unit- patients who are admitted for observation for chest pain can be tested, treated, monitored and discharged within 23 hours. Patients can receive a stress test, CT scan, echocardiography, x-ray and/or other necessary tests in this center.
    • Behavioral health unit - created for patients who require psychiatric observation during their emergency center visit.
    • Decontamination room - equipped for patients who have been exposed to toxic chemicals or biological hazards. The staff has extensive training in hazardous materials, and keeps current through numerous drills every year. The hospital is equipped to accommodate multiple patients at a time, and also has two decontamination tents.
    • Diagnostic imaging - a complete range of diagnostic and interventional procedures in general radiology and in subspecialty areas. Our diagnostic imaging equipment reflects the latest technological developments and advances in imaging science.
    • Family waiting area  
    • Private family room - located off the lobby, the private family room allows families of critically ill patients and/or grieving families privacy and quiet.
    • Primary care physicians and family practice physicians - Primary care physicians and family practice physicians are important members of the health care team. At the Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center, we make every effort to keep primary care physicians and family practice physicians informed of their patients' conditions and treatments. The Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center partners with physicians to provide high quality care.