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 Northeast 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.
Baptist Urgent Care for minor illness and injuries
Baptist Urgent Care provides a convenient, dependable alternative for treating minor illnesses and injuries at 12010 Shelbyville Road (corner of Shelbyville and Evergreen roads in Middletown). The clinic is staffed by board-certified physicians and support staff to serve patients. Another Baptist Urgent Care location will open at Baptist Eastpoint in January 2009.
No appointment is necessary and Baptist Urgent Care accepts most major insurance plans.
Baptist 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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