The thing about emergencies is you never see them coming. But there are steps you can take to plan ahead. Knowing where to go for the help you need, and what to expect when you get there will bring some peace of mind to an otherwise upsetting situation.
Services & Technology
The 24-hour emergency department at Silverton Hospital is fully equipped and staffed by doctors, nurses, and care providers who are specially trained for crisis situations. These providers have the full support of and access to:
- Laboratory — The on-site lab helps your care provider diagnosis symptoms quickly and accurately.
- Diagnostic Imaging — In emergency situation, xrays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and other diagnostic imaging procedures can be life-saving; allowing providers to see internal body structures without invasive surgery.
- Surgical Services — Should emergency surgery be necessary, many procedures can be conducted by our board certified surgeons — eliminating the stress and time delays of transport.
- Newest Stroke Management Technology — Our state of the industry Aquilion 64 CT scanner — the most advanced CT scanner available — provides a critical advantage in the care of trauma, heart attack and stroke victims.
- Telemedicine Technology — Advanced technology and a unique partnership allow our providers to collaborate directly with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) doctors and surgeons.
It's because of these services and our compassionate, outcome-oriented approach to care, that we've earned the trust of individuals, families and the community.
What to expect at an ER visit
For most people, a medical emergency is a rare event — and that's how it should be! Our Emergency Department care providers, on the other hand, treat medical emergencies every day. They know it can be a stressful and scary time for you and your family, and are here to make your experience as positive as possible.
Patients arriving at the emergency department are quickly assessed, and seen promptly by the appropriate care provider.
When to visit the ER
If you or someone you know is having a health crisis, call 911 immediately.
Recognizing and responding quickly to an emergency can be critical. A medical emergency can take many forms.
Common symptoms of health emergencies include:
- Suspected stroke
- Suspected heart attack
- Broken bones or fractures
- Deep Wounds or uncontrolled bleeding
- Vomiting/coughing up blood
- Head injury
- Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
- Blurred vision in one or both eyes
- Dizziness or loss of coordination
- Sudden severe headaches
- Allergic reactions
- Difficulty breathing
- Any erection lasting longer than 4 hours
When to visit Immediate Care
Did you know there's an alternative to the emergency room for non-emergency walk-in care? Woodburn Immediate Care offers walk-in treatment of non-emergency health concerns during extended evening and weekend hours.
Woodburn Immediate Care offers convenient, compassionate medical care for symptoms and injuries that demand attention when your regular doctor is not available.
- Sore throats
- Nasal congestion
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Minor cuts and lacerations
- Sprained ankles
- Common fractures
- Back strains
- Migraine headaches
- Ear infections
- Eye infections
- Knee pain