Emergencies deserve immediate attention. That's why it's comforting to know that Baptist Health La Grange Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer the help you need when you need it most. And we're close to you.
Modern, private emergency facilities
Baptist Health La Grange offers modern Emergency Department facilities on the first floor of our Emergency and Outpatient Center. Facilities include:
- A trauma area;
- 10 private treatment rooms;
- A pediatric treatment room specially equipped for children;
- An OB/GYN treatment room equipped for female patients with obstetrical or gynecological problems;
- An isolation room with negative pressure for patients who need to be placed in isolation;
- A chest pain room with cardiac monitors for observing patients with unexplained chest pain to determine whether admission is needed; and
- Close proximity to both Diagnostic Imaging Services and clinical Laboratory services, assuring fast turnaround time for X-ray and lab test results.
Families will appreciate our spacious, glass-walled waiting area, which provides a soothing view of the hospital's lovely, pastoral setting. Telephones and restrooms are conveniently located nearby.
Nurse triage so emergencies are handled quickly
Patients who enter Baptist Health La Grange's Emergency Department during our busiest hours are immediately seen by a triage nurse. This allows our staff to determine what level of care is needed for the illness or injury. Triage nurses are specially trained to separate minor needs from major emergencies. Patients who are critically ill receive immediate attention.
Experienced physicians and nurses
Our Emergency Department is staffed with physicians experienced in emergency medicine and nurses who are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. The staff is trained to provide a full range of medical care for patients of all ages with all types of medical problems, from minor illnesses and injuries to life-threatening emergencies. Physician specialists in family practice, internal medicine/pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, plastic surgery and ophthalmology provide on-call coverage 24 hours a day as needed. (Physicians on staff at Baptist Health La Grange are independent contractors and are not employees or agents of the hospital.)
Located just off the I-71 La Grange exit (Exit 22), Baptist Health La Grange is the closest hospital to residents of Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties. Critically injured patients who require Level I trauma care can be stabilized at Baptist Health La Grange and quickly transported by helicopter to trauma center facilities in Louisville.
Care for minor illness and injuries
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine offers treatment for minor illnesses and injuries for ages 12 and older and is located right on the Baptist Health La Grange campus. Baptist Express Care is another nearby option for ages 24 months and older, located adjacent to the Baptist Health La Grange campus at Walmart. Baptist Health Urgent Care provides a convenient, dependable alternative for treating minor illnesses and injuries for all ages, with five Jefferson County locations. Visit the websites for maps, contact information, phone numbers and more information.
No appointment is necessary and Baptist Health Urgent Care accepts most major insurance plans.
Baptist Health Urgent Care is not a substitute for emergency care. For very serious or life-threatening problems, use a hospital-based emergency department.
For more information
When someone you love needs emergency care, it's no time for a 30-minute trip or a two-hour wait once you arrive. Baptist Health La Grange's Emergency Department is right here, right now. For more information, call (502) 222-3347.
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