Emergency Department in Crawford County
Emergency Care at Meadville Medical Center (MMC)
The Emergency Department at Meadville Medical Center is open 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, and is staffed with licensed physicians and registered
nurses at all times, ready and prepared to care for you and your family
should you need us. The Emergency Department utilizes the Tri-State Regional
Trauma System for transfers and is integrated with regional trauma centers.
Emergency medicine is a multidimensional discipline that offers various
levels of care to patients in the Emergency Department. The Emergency
Department staff has been trained in the handling of hazardous materials
to cover any possible industrial accident that could potentially occur
in the Meadville area.
Serving Our Community in Crawford County
The Emergency Department has assisted in the training of the emergency
medical technician (EMT) and paramedic professionals who service Meadville
and surrounding communities. The Emergency Department is also the Base
Medical Command Center for the ambulance services.
Outreach into our community is important to Meadville Medical Center. The
emergency department staff has gone to local schools and taught children
seat-belt safety, use of bicycle helmets, avoidance of drug / alcohol
use and cigarette smoking, and many first-aid programs.
The Emergency Department is often the first step for patients who use the
broader range of care that Meadville Medical Center provides, and may
require admission to the Medical Center. The Emergency Department interacts
with all other specialties and is often referred to as the "FRONT DOOR OF THE HOSPITAL.”
MMC Emergency Department: We Are There
Our team is there for you:
- We are there when your child wakes up screaming in the middle of the night
with an ear infection.
- We are there for your parents when they become ill and are sent to us from
the nursing home.
- We are there to help you breathe when asthma attacks without warning.
- We are there to give you the clot-busting drugs for your heart attack or stroke.
- We are there in the back of the ambulance with you when you need to go
elsewhere for specialized care.
- We are there ready to jump-start your heart if everything stops.
And we are there grieving with you and your family when all attempts to
save your loved one's life have failed. We, too, feel the loss. The
Emergency Department is ready and prepared to be there, constantly serving
the Meadville community and respond to medical emergencies. We are located
on the first floor of our Liberty Street facility. Contact our Meadville
hospital emergency department at (814) 333-5500.