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About Our Emergency Room
At Georgetown Community Hospital, our Emergency Room (ER) team is staffed 24/7 with emergency physicians, nurses and staff who are trained in providing emergency care. Our team combines advanced training with compassionate service to be ready for you or your family when you need it the most.
What to Expect in our ER
As a patient, you will be cared for by staff trained to respond to any type of medical emergency. We understand a visit to the ER can be a very stressful time; therefore, you should expect us to communicate with you and guide you through your situation. You should always ask questions if you do not understand.
Quality Emergency Care
The national recognition we’ve earned demonstrates our staff’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care including:
American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center Accreditation
Georgetown Community Hospital received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best heart care treatment available. As an accredited facility, we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:
- Right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage due to heart attack
- Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible
- Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies
- Improved quality of life after a heart episode
Learn more about chest pain awareness
American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Accreditation
Georgetown Community Hospital received Heart Failure accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. We are committed to utilizing our expertise in treating patients with heart failure. At our hospital we have employed an evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to managing heart failure in order to be able to reduce time to treatment, and be able to identify and predict high-risk patients while also reducing length-of-stay and hospital readmissions. Our organized team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other administrative staff support the efforts leading to better patient education, improved patient outcomes, and more effective and efficient disease control.
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certified Program
Georgetown Community Hospital received Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Our program is recognized as a leader in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. We are dedicated to helping people with cardiovascular and pulmonary problems recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
UK HealthCare Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Network
Georgetown Community Hospital is an affiliate in the University of Kentucky's Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Network. This allows us to offer quality heart care close to home. The collaboration enables us to have access to tools for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
The Joint Commission and American Stroke Association Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification
Georgetown Community Hospital received Acute Stroke Ready Hospital certification from The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association. We are committed and prepared to provide high quality care to patients when brain attacks strike. At our hospital we have processes in place that meet strict criteria aimed at reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment, treating patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the brain can be preserved and monitoring patients when it is not certain they are having a stroke to ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital. GCH addresses the entire continuum of care for the stroke patient, including important areas such as dispatch, Emergency Medical System (EMS), emergency department, radiology staff and rehabilitation specialists.