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Emergency Care

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If you are experiencing
a medical emergency,
call 911 immediately.
 

Emergency services are available at CMC 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If a heart attack or stroke is suspected, DO NOT DRIVE to the hospital. Call 911 immediately.
 

Full service emergency department equipped to handle acutely ill or injured persons

When medical emergencies occur, the physicians, nurses, and other skilled caregivers of CMC’s Emergency Department (ED) are ready, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CMC’s ED is full service, state-of-the-art facility that is prepared to care for acutely ill or injured persons.
 
CMC is a Level III Adult Trauma Center and Level IV Pediatric Trauma Center. We have 30 treatment rooms equipped with bedside monitoring capabilities, and dedicated areas for trauma, cardiac, stroke and pediatric patients. Our highly-trained physicians are certified by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Our nursing staff and EMS team have received specialized emergency care training and hold various emergency care certifications. 

CMC’s Emergency Department is committed to our community. We are the resource hospital for several local ambulance services and provide emergency education throughout the area. Our emergency providers were instrumental in forming Manchester’s Operation Safe Station and our EMS team regularly offers life-saving training in the community.  As the first line of treatment in critical situations, we also look to offer innovative approaches, like our telestroke ambulance program. CMC also offers Urgent Care in Bedford, NH for less serious illness and injuries.
 

Clinical Decision Unit

Not all patients who come to the hospital need to be admitted to the hospital—yet not everyone is ready to be sent home. CMC’s Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) provides ongoing, short-term observation, assessment, and treatment for these patients. The time a patient spends in the CDU allows providers to administer short-term therapy and decide on whether a hospital admission is necessary. 

The CDU is located next to CMC’s ED. Emergency Department providers determine who will be admitted to the CDU. The nurses and advanced practice providers in the CDU will provide short-term, quality care, educating the patient and family members on:
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment plans
  • Medications
  • Estimated length of stay
  • Discharge planning
The length of stay on the CDU is typically averages 8-16 hours – not days. For more information about the CDU, please call 603.663.4901.
Emergency Department

What to bring with you

We understand that most visits to the emergency department aren’t planned in advance. However, if you are able, it is helpful to bring the following with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Health insurance information (card)
  • List of prescription medications and dosages you are currently taking
  • List of medication and other allergices
  • Contact information for your primary care provider (if you have one)
  • List of questions you and your family may have  
After your visit, the Emergency Department at CMC will notify your primary care provider, so they may follow through with any discharge care instructions.      

National & Local Recognition
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus

CMC’s Stroke Program is recognized for offering continuity of care from the moment the patient enters our Emergency Department doors all the way through to our in house stroke rehabilitation department or our outpatient specialty neuroscience rehabilitation program.
May 2018

(received for five consecutive years 2014—2018)

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Union Leader Readers' Choice

A heartfelt thank you to the readers of the Union Leader for recognizing CMC as a silver level winner for the best Emergency Department.
July 2018
 

Our Locations

Meet Our

Trauma Team

Here's a look at the health care team members you might encounter when being treated at the CMC Emergency Department.

For minor injuries & illnesses

Urgent Care

The medical staff at CMC's Urgent Care provides medical care for conditions that aren't an immediate, serious threat to life or health. Conveniently located in Bedford, NH, it is also the place to go when you need medical treatment outside of your primary care physician's regular office hours. 603.314.4567