The Emergency room (ER) at Banner Ironwood is proud to serve the emergency care needs of residents in the southeast Valley in the Phoenix area.
We have 28 private treatment rooms and two major treatment rooms to ensure patient privacy.
Our experts include board-certified emergency physicians and specially trained nurses and support staff. We are designated a Level 4 Trauma Center and are well-equipped to diagnose and treat an array of illnesses and injuries. We deliver exceptional emergency care that yields the best outcomes.
The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) has certified Banner Ironwood’s Emergency department through its Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care, a voluntary program recognizing hospitals that have demonstrated their ability to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.
Ironwood ER is a base station for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Our EMS partners are able to call and talk with the on-duty emergency physician to coordinate care.
We have a helipad and base station for Air Evac which means patients can be stabilized and transferred to a higher level of care.
Our partnership with Banner Heart Hospital allows for speedy door-to-balloon time for patients with heart blockages. Banner Ironwood also uses therapeutic hypothermia to stabilize patients for transport after cardiac arrest.
Emergencies, by their nature, are not planned and are often stressful. Therefore, we work hard to ensure visits to our ER go as smoothly and quickly as possible.
To best serve our patients, we use a process that ensures they receive the most appropriate care as quickly as possible. Patients experiencing less emergent conditions first receive rapid assessment before being directed to specific treatment or diagnostic testing areas within the department.
Please remember that patients with serious injuries or illnesses are given priority over other patients. As a result, the time from arrival to seeing a physician may vary.
When to visit the Emergency department
Not sure when you should go to the Emergency Department? The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) provides the following warning signs that may indicate a medical emergency and signal when you should proceed to the nearest Emergency department.
- Difficulty breathing; shortness of breath
- Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
- Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
- Changes in vision
- Confusion or changes in mental status, unusual behavior, difficulty waking
- Any sudden or severe pain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Suicidal feelings
- Difficulty speaking
- Unusual abdominal pain
The ACEP also notes that “children have unique medical problems and may display different symptoms than adults. Symptoms that are serious for a child may not be as serious for an adult. Children may also be unable to communicate their condition, which means an adult will have to interpret the behavior. Always get immediate medical attention if you think your child is having a medical emergency.”