Memorial Health System’s Emergency Services
When an emergency arises, it’s comforting to know that unsurpassed care is right around the corner. Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department (designated as a Level III Trauma Center) and Selby General Hospital’s Emergency Department are staffed with full-time emergency medicine specialists who collaborate with our specialty services including general and thoracic surgery; orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology and internal medicine. What further sets us apart is the level of comprehensive attention we strive to provide just minutes after walking through the door. You will experience advanced clinical care delivered with compassion and coordinated communication to patients and family members.
We are committed to providing quick yet thorough emergency care. Our process is focused on enabling our physicians to see a patient and begin their diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner. With strong collaboration among all hospital departments, you can expect the highest level of medical expertise delivered in the most efficient manner possible.
Know Before You Go
To get up to the minute wait times for our Marietta Memorial and Selby General Hospitals’ Emergency Departments and Physicians Care Express locations, click here.
What to Expect During Your ED Visit
The first thing to expect when arriving at the emergency department is to be evaluated by a registered nurse (RN). The triage process is a quick assessment of your medical condition and determines the order in which patients are seen and treated. During this process, the RN will ask for your name, date of birth, social security number and the main reason for your visit. This is also the time that your vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, etc.) will be checked. Your next steps will be determined based on the seriousness of your condition.
It’s important to be prepared at all times for an emergency. To expedite treatment in the event one occurs, it’s advised that you keep an information card on you at all times with the following information along with your insurance card and photo identification.
1. Name and telephone number of your primary care physician
2. A list of your medications and any drug allergies
3. Advance directives: living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders, power of attorney, etc.
For Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department call (740) 376-1939.
For Selby General Hospital’s Emergency Department call (740) 568-2000.