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Emergency Services

The Emergency Department at Perry County Memorial Hospital is physician-staffed twenty-four hours a day and is prepared to handle all of your emergency medicine needs. In addition to two fully equipped trauma rooms, the department has six treatment rooms and a staff of highly trained, experienced nurses and ER technicians.

RE-OPENING of our Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Our ICU is a 4-bed unit that allows patients who have a more severe illness and need 24/7 monitoring. We aim for patients to stay local in Perry County and avoid the need for transport to another facility.

Ancillary services such as Diagnostic Imaging, Respiratory Therapy and Laboratory are in house twenty-four hours a day to assist in diagnosing problems and continuing care. Social Services are on call at times to assist in the care of patients presenting to the Emergency Department as needed and telepsych services with video conferencing with trained mental health professionals are always available to assist with the acute psychiatric/behavioral health needs of the community.

Charles Hargis, M.D. serves as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department and Emergency Medical Services leading our group of physicians staffed through Midwest Emergency Department Services (MEDS) to providing superior patient care.

The Emergency Department is a branch of Perry County Emergency Services along with Respiratory Therapy and Emergency Medical Services assuring that all of these areas work hand-in-hand to provide seamless care to the community that we adore.

Perry County Memorial Hospital Emergency Services works hand-in-hand with Perry County EMS.