The Mountrail County Medical Center emergency department (ED) took care of approximately 3,400 patients during 2015, an increase of 1,430 patients from five years prior. Patient care is provided 24/7 by on-call ER providers and a well trained nursing staff. Our professional nurses in the ED are Trauma Certified and trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, CPR and other procedures necessary in an emergency situation. We can care for ANY ER need including such emergent medical events as burns, chemical exposure, stroke symptoms, asthma attacks, chest pain, lacerations, fractures, trauma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A variety of tests requiring lab, X-Ray or CT Scans can be done right here on-site along with assistance for any medical questions by Avera eCARE Telemedicine. MCMC utilizes the Avera “eEmergency” Program, which is available to the providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program is based in Sioux Falls, SD and is provided through the Avera Hospital system. By literally the push of a button, the Avera “eEmergency” program allows MCMC to have access to 19 board-certified emergency physicians, backed up by emergency trained nurses.
If a transfer is needed, ground transportation is provided by the Stanley Ambulance Service or air transport to surrounding medical centers via NorthStar and Valley Med.
Our eleven bed hospital can admit patients either through the ED or Clinic. Acute care and observation services are provided along with skilled and self paying swing bed. The term “swing bed” is used to describe the use of an inpatient hospital bed for either acute or skilled level of care. A Medicare swing bed patient must have a prior qualifying hospital stay of at least three days and require skilled medical care from an RN or skilled rehabilitation from a Therapist.
Remember, for any emergency dial 911. For the MCMC emergency department and outpatient services call (701) 628-2424.
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