The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Emergency Department (ED) provides the residents of Taylorville and surrounding communities access to enhanced emergency services. The ED is located in the Outpatient Services Center which is also home to our Radiology and Outpatient Surgery departments. The close proximity to the Radiology Department allows for prompt access to the latest medical imaging technology.
TMH offers advanced technology, life saving medicines and a caring and compassionate team of doctors, nurses and technicians. All physicians are board certified in one or more specialties. All clinical staff members are certified in Advanced Life Support (ACLS) and certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Many of the nurses’ have completed Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC).
The TMH ED is equipped with nine private patient treatment rooms, two rooms that are specially outfitted as trauma rooms with state of the art surgical lighting and clinical booms containing oxygen, suction and monitoring equipment. These rooms give staff the ability to provide improved care to our cardiac and trauma patients. The Emergency Department also has an isolation room and private triage room. The helipad is located right outside the ED department for helicopter landings.
We have streamlined our emergency care processes to provide fast, quality health care. That is exactly what we offer - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Our pledge is to treat you with the respect, privacy and efficiency you deserve during this stressful time.
In 2014 TMH Emergency Department was awarded its Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital (ESRH) designation by the Illinois Department of Public Health. As a ESRH, TMH is on the State list of outlying hospitals who have processes and technology in place to promptly diagnose and treat stroke patients with lifesaving measures prior to sending to a Comprehensive Stroke Center, such as Memorial Hospital in Springfield. In order to qualify for this designation, TMH has to provide the ability to perform CT scans 24 hours a day, and the resources to administer the life saving “clot buster” drug, if indicated. Quick action on the part of EMS and the well trained Stroke Team at TMH can help save lives and possibly lessen the negative impact Stroke has on patients lives by preserving precious brain tissue.