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Quality Care
Our goal at Washington Regional is to provide quality, compassionate care.  Our Emergency Department is staffed by highly skilled physicians and nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you and your family if an emergency occurs.

Is it an Emergency?
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers a list of warning signs that indicate a medical emergency.

  • 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
  • Any sudden or severe pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Unusual abdominal pain

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.  Always get immediate medical attention if you think your child is having a medical emergency.

REMEMBER:
If you think your medical condition is life-threatening or the condition will worsen on the way to the hospital, call 911.

Triage
How quickly you are seen by a physician depends on the triage process.  When arriving at the Emergency Department, a triage nurse will perform a basic assessment of symptoms and determine the severity of illness. A patient’s order of treatment in the Emergency Department is based on the severity of the illness, not on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Patients identified by our triage staff as having life-threatening conditions are taken directly into our Emergency Department for evaluation and treatment. Therefore, patients with illnesses or injuries identified as not life-threatening may experience a wait while more serious cases are treated.

Washington Regional Medical Center admits and treats all patients without regard to race, religion, sex, age, disability or ability to pay.

WRMC Emergency Department includes:
• Level II Trauma services – Only provider in Northwest Arkansas
• AR SAVES – (Stroke Assistance Through Virtual Emergency Support) provides  life-saving emergency care for stroke patients in Northwest Arkansas
• LIFENET - first healthcare provider in Northwest Arkansas to offer a lifesaving technology for heart attack patients called LIFENET STEMI. Thanks to new web-based technology, ambulance patients are now able to receive quicker treatment at Washington Regional for severe heart attacks.
• Walker Heart Institute Chest Pain Center
• Non-urgent Care
• Accreditation Heart Failure and Chest Pain Center

Washington Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission of
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is licensed by the Arkansas
Department of Health.

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Washington Regional Medical Center
3215 N. North Hills Blvd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone 479 713-1000
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 3215 N. North Hills Blvd.
 Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Consumer Choice #1 2012-13
Best Regional Hospitals U.S. News 2011-12
Top Performer Joint Commission 2013
Organ Donation Medal of Honor 2012
Best Hospital CitiScapes Magazine 2012
Celebrate Magazine Very Best 2012

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