The CMH emergency department is staffed with board-certified physicians and backed by a staff of professional on-call physicians who work quickly and compassionately to deliver 24-hour emergency medical care. Because they are part of an acute care hospital, the emergency department staff can call on a wide range of diagnostic capabilities, critical care units, cardiopulmonary services and surgery as needed.
The OVCH emergency department is licensed as a 24–hour stand-by emergency treatment facility. The department works with other hospital departments to ensure that appropriate, timely diagnostic procedures are obtained and patient disposition from the department is based on his or her plan of care.
The department provides evaluation and treatment to patients of various ages and varying levels of illness from minor to critical.