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Emergency room and EMS

When you need expert medical care right away, Prosser Memorial Hospital's emergency room and emergency medical services (EMS) teams are ready and willing to help.

Expert emergency room doctors and nurses

We are privileged to have a staff of highly skilled, dedicated physicians and nurses available around the clock to ensure consistent and continuous emergency care for those who need it, when they need it. We call them our real-life action heroes because of the incredible work they do every day.

Our staff can address a wide range of illnesses and injuries that may require emergency medical care. We are also a Level IV trauma center. Emergency departments are designated by the resources they have available to treat cases of traumatic injury. A Level IV designation means that our emergency medical staff can provide advanced life support measures that can stabilize a trauma patient enough to be transported to another facility, if necessary.

Having a local trauma center dramatically increases positive outcomes in trauma patients because they are able to get lifesaving care right away, without having to wait to travel to another town or a bigger facility.

Our ambulance service is ready and able to answer the call

Accidents happen. People get sick. Emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life. And when you need it most, Prosser Memorial Health's EMS team is ready to answer the call. We respond each year to more than 2,000 calls for service, including motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, and swift water and back-country emergencies.

Our paramedics and emergency medical technicians are highly trained and equipped with the latest technology to provide on-site care. The EMS team also provides recovery care at home through the unique Community Paramedic Program.

We are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a minimum of one paramedic and one emergency medical technician per ambulance. The team provides advanced lifesaving procedures to our patients as needed.

Our team members care for each of our patients as if they were part of our own family, with a commitment to providing excellence in everything we do.

What areas do Prosser Memorial Health's EMS services cover?

Our EMS teams service Prosser as well as surrounding communities and counties.

How do I know if I'm too sick or injured to drive myself to the hospital?

When every second counts, don't hesitate: Cal 911. The dispatcher will ask you some questions about what happened and will help you decide whether you need emergency medical services or if you can go to the hospital on your own.

If I call an ambulance, will they take me to the hospital?

Not every medical emergency requires a trip to the hospital. You may not require further treatment after our EMTs and paramedics assess your condition. If you are awake and alert, you will be able to choose whether you want to be taken to the hospital.