Emergency Room Services (ER)

The Emergency Department at Kane Community Hospital (KCH) provides quality emergency care to thousands of people across six counties every year. We provide care for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Types of Injuries and Illnesses

We care for a variety of minor and major injuries or illnesses.

Some of the common symptoms that indicate a possible medical emergency include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Constant pain
  • Deep cuts or abrasions
  • Possible broken bones
  • Stroke symptoms, such as slurred speech, severe headaches, or weakness on one side of the body
  • Chest pain

If you are experiencing a life-threatening injury or illness, please call 911.

Expert Staff

The department is staffed with board certified UPMC Hamot emergency physicians and alongside other certified KCH personnel. Staff training and certifications include:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Medical Command Certification
  • Emergency Nurse Certification
  • Basic Trauma Life Support
  • Trauma Nursing Core Provider

Visiting our Emergency Department

When you arrive at the Emergency Department, you will be seen by the emergency room nurse who will perform a brief triage assessment of your complaint, medical history, vital signs, and allergies. If your condition is serious, you will receive care immediately upon presentation.

A physician will then take a detailed history and perform a physical examination to evaluate your condition. It may be necessary to organize blood tests, x-ray, or other tests.

Following the clinical and laboratory evaluation, a management plan will be discussed with you.