Emergency Department at Fairview
When you have an emergency, every minute counts!
Each year approximately 13,000 patients seek emergency care at Fairview Hospital, which is a federally-designated Critical Access Hospital, with a Joint Commission-accredited Emergency Department. At Fairview, you will find highly-skilled emergency medical professionals, providing 24-hour coverage.
Patients receive highly personal care in our eight-bed unit. Our emergency team is supported by a complete range of diagnostic and clinical services to assure timely care.
Adjacent to the Emergency Department is our new 16-slice CAT Scanner for easy access in emergency situations, which provides our physicians with lifesaving information in minutes.
Fairview Hospital's Emergency Nurses are active members of the Berkshire Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), a national organization of nurses committed to the specialty of emergency nursing. They are highly skilled professionals with special expertise in Emergency Nursing.
If a patient has health issues that need more complex services, the patient is stabilized, and transferred to receive the appropriate care. Fairview's affiliate hospital, Berkshire Medical Center, provides world-class specialty services as well as telemedicine consults with specialists.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability among the elderly. Immediate attention is critical when a patient exhibits the signs of stroke. Patients should call 911 and get to the nearest medical care facility quickly to improve the outcome of a stroke.
Fairview's Emergency Department is designated as a Primary Stroke Service Center. Reflecting Berkshire Health Systems' commitment to improve stroke services throughout the region, Fairview's emergency team collaborates with a team of neurologists at Berkshire Medical Center via state-of-the-art telemedicine equipment which enables around-the-clock patient assessment and treatment for victims of stroke.
A full range of cardiac diagnostic services are available 24 hours a day for emergencies at Fairview Hospital.