In an emergency, every second counts. That’s why our community relies on Mee’s emergency services.
Mee Memorial’s 6-bed Emergency Department provides emergency healthcare 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all individuals and families requiring attention. The department is staffed with at least one physician on duty, two registered nurses and one emergency department bilingual technician. Every staff member is experienced and specially trained in emergency medicine.
The department is responsible for the immediate treatment of any medical or surgical emergency and for providing emergency care for other conditions such as chronic medical problems, minor injuries and illnesses. We evaluate each patient’s emergency health needs, stabilize patients that have life-threatening conditions and provide services that are immediately indicated.
In addition, we provide definitive care for those patients who do not require outside consultation, provide mandated reporting about abuse cases (including domestic, elder and child) and we make recommendations for follow-up care once a patient leaves our facility. In addition, if the recognized standards of care and/or unique patient needs cannot be met by Mee Memorial Hospital, patients are appropriately transferred for definitive care.
Emergency Preparedness: Check out the State of California’s new website (www.bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov) about information for families, businesses, schools and healthcare providers in plain, easy-to-understand language.
Family members can learn:
- How to develop a disaster plan
- How to prepare an emergency supply kit
- How to talk to children about a crisis
- Disaster planning tips for pet and livestock owners
Business owners can obtain advice on communicating with employees during an emergency and how to help them cope with stress. For schools, there is an emergency and evacuation planning guide and instruction on how to shelter students in place. Healthcare providers will find information on how to respond to a bioterrorism event, guidelines for emergency response, training and conferences.
You will also find facts about specific public health threats such as anthrax, smallpox, a chemical attack, a “dirty bomb” and pandemic influenza.
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Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week