No one wants to visit the Emergency Room (ER), but we do everything we can at Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) to make the visit feel as comfortable and transparent as possible. For example, our ED features a child-friendly waiting room with a Wii available for children to play. We also involve patients and families in care decision-making and we know our ED patients need the support of friends and family, so we don’t have any visitation “rules.”
The Emory Johns Creek Hospital Emergency Department features advanced technology allowing our team to operate at a high level of performance and efficiency. This technology gives us the ability to receive EKGs from the field and also to diagnose STEMIs (a deadly type of heart attack) and activate a cardiac catheterization team before incoming patients arrive. We can also page Code STEMI and Code Strokes before patients arrive to get those caregivers in place and ready to receive the incoming patient.
Our multidisciplinary team of stroke treatment experts at Emory Johns Creek’s Joint Commission designated stroke center is well prepared to provide the highest quality of stroke treatment in the most efficient manner possible.
With bedside EKGs available in 13 ED rooms, we’re also able to reduce the time from patient arrival to EKG. In an emergency situation, such as during a heart attack, these minute-saving technologies become life saving. The average wait time to see a physician in the ED is 27 minutes and our average arrival to departure time is 168 minutes. Our efficiency doesn’t mean a compromise in quality, either. Our electronic medical records system, barcodes and smart pumps aid in improving patient safety and decreasing medication errors.