24-Hour Emergency Care

Within minutes - from any point in Alameda - the skilled Emergency Care Center staff at Alameda Hospital is able to rapidly assess and triage arriving patients. Emergency room physicians and nurses are on duty 24 hours a day to handle urgent care and emergency situations.

When every minute counts, the Alameda Hospital Emergency Care Center is the closest choice for anyone in Alameda looking for urgent care or an emergency room. Serving our community since 1969, we are staffed to provide exceptional service with 24-hour access to the latest technologies.

With a below-average wait time, we are committed to:

• Rapid assessment
• Stabilizing the patient
• Continuous monitoring
• Effective pain control
• Coordination of care

Our Specialty is Caring for You
At our Emergency Care Center, 11 board-certified emergency physicians and more than 30 registered nurses experienced in emergency, trauma, and critical care ensure you're in capable hands.
The nurses are specifically trained to care for your emergency health needs. These professionals have access to the latest medical technologies to treat injuries and illness - and they never forget the importance of the human touch.

Our response to your emergency is immediate and comprehensive. For patients arriving by ambulance, we communicate with paramedics on their way to our emergency center to ensure that we are fully prepared to treat the patient upon arrival. This helps us to speed diagnosis and treatment.

In the emergency center, we have ready access to language translators and equipment for the hearing-impaired, which allows us to accommodate special needs.

Our emergency personnel treat over 17,000 patients annually of all ages with conditions ranging from urgent to life-threatening situations.

On a typical day in Alameda Hospital's Emergency Care Center, we may treat:

• A teenager who fell from a skateboard and arrived with head injuries and a probable wrist fracture
• A 32-year-old woman with a history of kidney stones who was experiencing nausea and intense abdominal pain
• An infant having difficulty breathing
• A 54-year-old diabetic in a hypoglycemic shock
• An elderly female experiencing stroke symptoms of blurred vision, loss of balance, and numbness in her right arm
• A shipyard worker in pain from a lower back injury

Convenient Alameda Location
Remember, when you call 911, it's your decision where the ambulance takes you. Alameda Hospital is your best and closest choice. And no matter how you get to the hospital, the Emergency Care Center is a short drive from anywhere in Alameda.

Your Best Interest at Heart
When Alameda resident Warren Selkow recognized symptoms of a heart attack, he was rushed to our Emergency Care Center. Our experienced staff stabilized his heart attack. Further diagnostic testing revealed the need for open-heart surgery.

According to Warren Selkow, "Alameda Hospital's emergency staff did a great job for me. They arrested my heart attack and arranged for all the resources I needed to recover."



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