Methodist Hospital's full-service Emergency department is open around the clock, seven days a week, to treat serious injuries or dangerous symptoms in adults and children. Our specially trained staff includes doctors, nurses and technicians who offer high quality care when you need it most. With state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment located in the department, imaging studies are processed quickly, allowing faster diagnosis and treatment. The Emergency department is the entry point to our Chest Pain Center and to a rapid response stroke team. We are also EDAP (Emergency Department Approved Pediatrics) certified to care for infants, children and teenagers with emergencies.
Support California's Community Hospitals - Become an Advocate
Theresa Edison, a California ER nurse, sees patients every day who need emergency care. She is proud to be there when her patients need help the most. However, California’s community hospital emergency rooms are increasingly overcrowded with patients who have no regular physician and no insurance to cover the cost of care. Your local community hospitals need your help. Become an advocate today and help keep health care services affordable and accessible for everyone.
CHA Releases New Video to Promote Becoming a Consumer Advocate for Hospitals
CHA’s Public Advocacy Program has released a new video to help consumers become involved in efforts to protect access to emergency rooms (ERs) and other critical hospital services throughout California.
“Elected officials make decisions that affect nearly every aspect of care a patient receives at a local community hospital,” said CHA President C. Duane Dauner. “All Californians must help protect our hospitals from adverse legislation and policies that could decrease access to ERs and other important hospitals services.”
The one-minute Become an Advocate video features Theresa Edison, an ER nurse in California, who is on the front lines of care every day. “California’s hospital emergency rooms are increasingly overcrowded with patients who have no regular physician and no insurance to cover the cost of care,” states Edison. “California’s community hospitals need more advocates.”
To view the video, visit the Public Advocacy Program website at www.ProtectMyER.com/What-You-Can-Do. Hospitals are encouraged to display the video on their websites. For assistance in downloading/embedding the video or cross-linking websites, please call the Public Advocacy Program at (916) 552-7640.