Hospital emergency room (ER) in Englewood, Florida

The ER at Englewood Community Hospital is open 24/7 to provide fast, expert emergency services to patients in our community. The ER is staffed around-the-clock with emergency care physicians and highly trained healthcare workers, including registered nurses.

No one wants to deal with an emergency medical situation, but when an accident or illness occurs, you can trust the compassionate, expert care you will receive in a timely fashion at our ER right here in your community.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. For questions about our emergency services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (941) 473-3919.

Fast Track ER

We know that if you are coming to the ER, you feel that your condition requires urgent treatment. At the Fast Track ER, we provide expedited care for patients with less severe conditions, such as a sore throat, rash or minor injury, who may otherwise experience a longer wait in the main ER where patients with life-threatening and severe conditions are treated first.

The Fast Track ER allows you to receive the care you need faster, without sacrificing quality of care. The division between the main ER and Fast Track ER allows us to make sure every patient is getting the dedicated, timely care they deserve.

Emergency stroke care

Our hospital is recognized as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital by The Joint Commission. This means we are prepared 24/7 to administer lifesaving, emergency stroke treatment to patients coming to our ER with symptoms of a stroke. We have neurologists available in our ER to provide tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), the clot-busting drug used to break up blood clots and restore blood flow to the brain.

Heart attack treatment

A heart attack is a medical emergency that requires medical intervention to open up the blocked blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart. Treatment options will vary depending on the extent of the blockage that is causing the heart attack. In addition to medication management, the cardiologists at our hospital can perform a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to restore blood flow.

Learn more about the cardiac care at Englewood Community Hospital.

Heart attack symptoms

Education is key to identifying the signs of a heart attack, which include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Pressure or discomfort in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

Telemedicine services

Since we are a community hospital, we offer emergency medical care in a convenient location that is close to home. However, sometimes a higher level of care is required, which is why we use telemedicine technology. Telemedicine allows a patient to receive an evaluation from a specialist, like a neurologist or psychiatrist, in minutes via remote telemedicine technology. A virtual examination is useful in identifying if continued care is needed and expedites the treatment process.