Emergency Room and Nursing

Jean Wragge, Chief Nursing Officer

The goal of the Emergency Department at Limestone Medical Center is to assure that quality, comprehensive trauma and medical care is provided to the residents and visitors of Limestone County. Most emergencies require immediate attention, which is easily accessible at Limestone Medical Center. Limestone Medical Center ER is well prepared to care for and stabilize any emergency including the most severe situation, regardless of age, handicap, race,nationality, or ability to pay. We coordinatewith Limestone Medical Center EMS and air medical services to provide transport to tertiary care facilities when needed.

The Emergency Department of Limestone Medical Center consists of a triage area, a Five-bed unit, (2 exam rooms, 2 Trauma rooms, 1 cardiac room ) and an overflow area. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with an in-house physician and two licensed nurses. The Medical and Nursing personnel who staff in the ER has advanced training in cardiac, pediatric, and trauma life support so you get the same quality of service that you expect to receive at a bigger hospital. The difference is more personal care and usually much faster treatment. Approximately 5000 patients are cared for each year in the Emergency Room by the well-trained staff at Limestone Medical Center.

The Emergency Department of Limestone Medical Center is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. This designation requires our facility to maintain specific equipment and our staff to maintain specific skills, thus ensuring quality care when it is needed most. In further pursuit of quality trauma care, Limestone Medical Center has organized a Trauma Team, composed of several different staff members who lend their expertise in a trauma situation, that is activated for all major trauma patients. This provides quality care in an organized, systematic manner by coordinating the efforts of a multi-discipline team. Nurses are encouraged to maintain certifications in advanced pediatric and cardiac life support (PALS and ACLS).

Emergency Room 254-729-3281 ext. 2278

Nursing Department 254-729-3281 ext. 2404

Limestone Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital, licensed for 20 beds. The nursing staff of Limestone Medical Center works hard to provide the individualized care and personal touch that each patient needs and deserves, and our low nurse-to-patient ratio helps the staff achieve this.

Inpatient care services include treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Our team of nurses and nurse aids work closely with your physician to provide appropriate treatment and get you back to your regular routine. Should you need any help during your hospitalization in arranging services that will be needed after discharge, the Discharge Planner at Limestone Medical Center can assist you.

Limestone Medical Center also provides a Swing Bed program that allows patients to continue receiving skilled nursing inpatient services when they might not qualify for routine acute inpatient care. Limestone Medical Center’s nursing staff members are challenged as they maintain their skills and knowledge base for