Emergency Services at Frederick Health
Open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
Our Emergency Department at Frederick Health Hospital is available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week. A separate Pediatric Emergency Center is staffed
24 hours a day by emergency pediatricians and specially trained pediatric
staff. Please visit the Adult Emergency Department to access this specialized area.
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Trust Our Team of Care Providers
Frederick Health Hospital’s Adult Emergency Department provides care
for more than 65,000 patients from all over Frederick County and surrounding
areas on a yearly basis. The Emergency Department is designed to enhance
all aspects of patient and family centered care. We take a multidisciplinary
approach to care delivery including board-certified physicians and nurses,
Advanced Practice Providers, also known as physician assistants (PA),
emergency care technicians, and a complement of ancillary staff, healthcare
experts, and other healthcare team members.
At the Adult Emergency Department (ED) of Frederick Health Hospital, our
mission is to provide a comprehensive and integrated healthcare delivery
system to treat all patients in a timely fashion, with the most accurate
diagnosis utilizing the most effective specialty care possible. Our experienced
healthcare team is guided by procedures and processes rooted in evidence-based
care and industry best practices.
Information for Visitors
Family and friends are important because they provide support to you and
information that assists in your diagnosis and treatment. Due to the nature
of emergency care, we must limit the number of visitors in the treatment
area to two per patient. We recommend that a spokesman is appointed to
help to communicate with all family members and friends as we relay information
to the patient.
When you arrive at our ED, you will be greeted and escorted to an intake
area to begin your assessment and treatment by a member of the team including
a physician, physician assistant, nurse, and / or emergency care technician.
In some cases, tests and treatment may begin at this time. It is important
to note that patients are moved through the system based on an assigned
triage level known as an ESI Emergency Severity Index level 1-5, with
1 being most severe emergency and 5 being less of an emergency.
State of the Art Emergency Care Facility at Frederick Health
Unique features of the department include:
- 28,000 square feet
- Bedside Registration
- Electronic Health Care Record and Patient Tracking System
- More than 50 private treatment rooms
- State of the art monitoring equipment
- A diagnostic imaging suite for digital X-ray, CT Scan, and Ultrasound
- Multiple care team stations that allow for closer accessibility to care providers
Specialized Emergency Services
We offer the following specialized emergency services:
- Emergent Care (EMC)—“fast track” emergency care for those
with minor injuries or illnesses
- Emergent / Elective Angioplasty
- Behavioral Health
- Respiratory and Cardiac Care
The Emergency Department at Frederick Health Hospital is a certified Stroke
Center with a dedicated Stroke Team, which provides rapid diagnosis and
innovative stroke care. Additionally, we are a certified Cardiac Center
and have a rapid chest pain evaluation process that provides early recognition
and quick treatment.
If you have questions, call our team at Frederick Health or visit one of
our locations today.
Medical Director: 240-566-3527
Service Excellence: 240-566-3564
We thank you for placing your trust in us today and want to reassure you
that the goal of our entire team of emergency health professionals is
to always provide you and your family with exceptional care.