The Emergency department at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital provides round-the-clock emergency medical care to the residents of Fairbanks and the entire Alaska Interior. With board-certified emergency physicians, specially trained nurses and support staff, and the latest medical technologies, the Emergency department is well-equipped to diagnose and treat an array of illnesses and injuries.
Our Emergency department provides exceptional care serving approximately 36,000 patients a year in a state of the art facility that that includes:
- 27 rooms, all private
- 2 trauma designated rooms
- 2 triage rooms
- Drive through ambulance bay
Built with disaster preparedness in mind, our highly specialized decontamination facility has an array of special features including separate men’s and women’s showers, which are finished with a mono-coating of hybrid material that eliminates cracks and allows for easy decontamination. Additional protective features of the facility include drains that feed into a dedicated containment tank, a ventilation system that includes pressure monitors to ensure constant negative pressure, radiant floor heating to prevent contaminants from escaping through heating ducts, and explosion-proof light, switch and electrical outlet coverings.
The new facility gives Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has the capacity to decontaminate up to 250 patients in three hours in the event of a hazardous contamination incident.