Emergency Department

If you are having an emergency, please dial 911.

The Emergency Department at Montrose Memorial Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day by Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians and registered nurses who are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and in Trauma Care.

MMH is the only Level III Trauma Center in this region. The difference between the previous Level IV Trauma designation and a Level III Trauma designation is significant.
Level III Centers must meet particular criteria, such as:

  • Board Certified Emergency physicians in the emergency department at all times
  • A general surgeon available within 20 minutes of a trauma notification, as well as orthopaedic surgeons

…and more. Our Level III quality assurance program is very extensive and a trauma committee oversees the care of every trauma patient that comes to our hospital.  As a Level III, we are also required to participate in injury prevention activities and community education to reduce the incidence of injuries.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Emergency Department Nurse Manager at (970) 240-7178.