Emergency Medicine

Emergency Department

When you’re seriously ill and need to be rushed to the hospital, the choice is clear. Allegheny Health Network’s emergency departments are authorities in emergency medicine and the best choice for life-threatening illness and other emergencies and injuries.

Allegheny Health Network emergency physicians provide a higher level of care for patients…faster, more efficient diagnosis and treatment, and the most authoritative emergency care in the region. The nursing staff is among the most experienced in the region. For patients, this translates into the confident, efficient, expert nursing care that can only come from hands-on experience and insight.

No one ever looks forward to visiting the emergency room, but when medical attention can’t wait, put your trust in Allegheny Health Network’s emergency specialists.

Your Emergency Department Visit

Our policy has always been to treat the most seriously injured or ill patients first. If you have a question or concern about our care, or your wait time -- please ask!  We pride ourselves keeping you informed at all times.

Arrival and Triage

When you arrive at an Allegheny Health Network emergency department, a triage nurse will greet you, and ask for basic information, including the reason for your visit. A registration clerk will verify all personal and insurance information, and provide a 'consent for treatment’ form to sign. Our emergency departments provide medical care to patients regardless of financial situation.

Emergency Department Care

Those requiring more comprehensive care will be escorted to an examination room for treatment by an emergency department physician. Treatment may include an examination, and tests such as a blood test, cardiogram, X-ray, CT, or medication. If necessary, we will consult with your personal physician or a specialist. If you are admitted to the hospital, an emergency department staff member will escort you to your room.


At the end of your visit, a nurse or physician will summarize your treatment, go over written discharge instructions, and answer any questions you may have.

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