The Spooner Health Emergency Department is a Level IV Trauma Center, providing high-quality emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From abdominal pain to stroke symptoms and pediatrics to geriatrics, our team of experienced physicians, nurses and support staff are ready to quickly evaluate patients in all types of situations and start an appropriate treatment plan.
From a dedicated Emergency entrance and reception desk to the centralized nursing and provider station, the new Emergency Department will support caregivers in providing the level of emergency care patients deserve.
Features and Amenities
- Two trauma rooms provide the ability to treat serious and chronic conditions, from cardiac emergencies to life-threatening injuries. Trauma rooms are in close proximity to an enclosed ambulance garage and dedicated helipad space, a major safety improvement from the previous facility.
- Four spacious and private patient rooms feature in-room TVs and climate control. Larger rooms allow more space for family and also better accommodate portable x-ray and other necessary equipment.
- Designed for patients/families to enter a room from one area and staff access the room from the other side, enhancing patient privacy. Central nursing/physician station allows for easier monitoring and access to all rooms.
- Consultation room allows for a private space as needed.
Laboratory and diagnostic imaging services such as our new state-of-the-art CT scanner are available 24 hours a day to assist in diagnosing your illness or injury.
What to Bring
When making a trip to the Spooner Health Emergency Department, it is helpful to have a list of your medications and dosages; medical history, including immunizations; and the name of your primary care provider and clinic. This is not always possible in emergency situations, but it can help inform the physician’s treatment decisions.
What to Expect When You Arrive
Once you arrive, a nurse will evaluate your condition. This allows the emergency services staff to triage patients, ensuring the most seriously ill and injured patients receive the immediate care they need. Patients with less serious conditions will be seen on first-come, first serve basis.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a life-threatening illness or injury, such as shortness of breath, severe headache or abdominal pain and severe bleeding or are exhibiting signs of a heart attack or stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.
The Spooner Health Emergency Department can be reached at 715-635-2111. If you are unsure if you need emergency care or would like medical advice over the phone, you must then call the nurse hotline. If you receive care at Essentia, that number is 1-800-714-4646. Most insurance companies also offer a nurse line that can be accessed on the back of your insurance card.
Some patients with severe traumatic injuries or medical conditions may require a transfer to a specialist for further treatment. A helicopter landing pad is located on-site to facilitate a quick transfer to the closest appropriate medical facility.