Trust Our 24/7 Emergency Care

Redwood Area Hospital Dr. FrieseEmergency Care

Redwood Area Hospital’s emergency department holds a Level 4 Trauma designation and is staffed 24/7 by physicians trained for emergency care.

All emergency room staff have specialized training to assess trauma, heart attack and stroke symptoms, and administer life-saving treatment. When advanced care is needed, the hospital aims to get patients to specialized facilities within 60 – 90 minutes.

The Emergency Department’s layout features functional, efficient space for staff and medical equipment, and includes four private treatment rooms for patient comfort.

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Level 1 Heart Attack Program

As soon as you dial 911 with possible heart attack symptoms, our Level 1 Heart Attack team springs into action 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

In the Emergency Room, our Heart Attack team will:

  • Complete needed tests
  • Monitor heart attack symptoms
  • Administer medications (pain medication, clot busting drugs)
  • Arrange for air transportation to a heart care hospital if advanced care is needed.
    Our goal is to have you to a specialty heart care service within 90 minutes of coming to our Emergency Room.

Telestroke Program

Every 45 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every 3 minutes, someone dies of one. The first hour is the most critical in diagnosis and treatment.  Immediate attention at the first signs of a stroke can save lives and prevent permanent damage.

At the Redwood Area Hospital, we’re taking actions that can save lives with our Telestroke program. Through video conferencing technology, Telestroke brings a stroke specialist into the hospital’s emergency department 24 hours a day.

Time Loss = Brain Loss
Recognize stroke symptoms. Access emergency care immediately as soon as you notice:

  • A changed smile
  • An inability to raise both arms
  • Changed speech pattern

When you dial 911 with possible stroke symptoms, our stroke team prepares for your arrival.  Our stroke team will:

  • Connect electronically with a stroke neurologist at North Memorial Medical Center’s certified comprehensive stroke center in Robbinsdale, MN, using our latest video-conferencing equipment
  • Complete needed tests
  • Complete a head CAT scan
  • Evaluate stroke symptoms with the stroke neurologist
  • Administer clot busting medications – if appropriate
  • Arrange for air transportation to a stroke care hospital if advanced care is needed.

Our goal is to begin treatment in the Emergency Room within 90 minutes of symptom onset.

Learn more from patient Maria Perry as she recounts her experience with a stroke at age 47.