Life is unpredictable, so in an emergency, you want to feel confident in the care you and your family will get in your local emergency room.
If you live in one of our communities, you can take comfort knowing Banner Health offers a variety of emergency care services, from treatment of minor illnesses and injuries to urgent care and comprehensive trauma care.
Our Emergency departments feature health care providers, specialty-trained nurses and support staff who are well equipped to diagnose and treat your specific injury or illness.
Our Emergency department is required by the Federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) to medically screen each patient to determine his or her need for emergency medical treatment. If you have an emergency medical condition or are in active labor, EMTALA mandates that the medical center provide stabilizing care within its capabilities regardless of your ability to pay.
Urgent Care and same-day care can be a good alternative to Emergency department care. You can visit Urgent Care if you have an immediate medical need and can’t get in to see your regular doctor or for the treatment of:
In a health emergency, it’s comforting to know that your nearby Banner Health facility offers Emergency Care with qualified and dedicated medical personnel.
As part of your community, we are here for you when you need us.
We recognize that emergencies are often stressful situations. That’s why we take pride in ensuring your visit to the Emergency room at McKee Medical Center goes as smoothly as possible. Our Emergency department is designed so you can receive care as quickly as possible.
The triage process helps determine the severity of the patient’s condition to assure that the most urgent patients are seen by a health care provider first. As in most hospital emergency rooms across the country, patients receive treatment based on the severity of their emergency, not the order of arrival.
Communication plays a key role in your successful treatment in the Emergency department. Language and interpretive services are available at all Banner facilities; please ask your nurse or Emergency department receptionist about them.
At McKee Medical Center, we have elected to participate in the Colorado ALTO Project, a program that aims to reduce the administration of opioids in Colorado emergency departments. The goal is to help patients improve pain management, return them to a maximum level of function and independence and ultimately, restore their quality of life. Our hospital and clinicians are committed to understand and individually treat patients’ physical and emotional symptoms of pain.