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Emergency Room Services When Every Second Counts

In a medical emergency, every second is vital. Whether you're experiencing chest pain or you've been in a car accident, it’s comforting to know that exceptional care is nearby when you need it the most.

The advanced Emergency Room at Hialeah Hospital was designed to deliver excellent care in emergency services including:

  • Primary stroke care
  • Senior ER care
  • Neurosurgery
  • Heart and vascular care
  • Orthopedics
  • General surgery
  • Maternal care

The department is led by a team of skilled emergency medical providers, registered nurses and healthcare specialists who are prepared to deal with major emergencies such as hearts attacks, strokes and trauma at a moment’s notice.

Hialeah Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center

When a stroke happens, time saved is brain saved. The Joint Commission gives Hialeah Hospital a Primary Stroke Center designation that recognizes our:

  • 24/7 availability of specialized treatments
  • Advanced imaging capabilities for diagnosing type of stroke
  • Medical staff with the specialized training and skills

This high level of care is not the standard in many other hospitals. For our patients, it means we treat strokes faster, which significantly improves the outcomes of most stroke cases.

Senior ER - Emergency care for our elderly patients

A trip to the hospital or emergency room can be difficult at any age. We created our Senior Emergency Room to reduce anxiety and promote healing while providing quality compassionate care for our senior patients.

The ER features an elderly, age-friendly environment focused on safety and management of the emergency geriatric conditions for seniors. Our team of physicians and clinicians have specialized training in geriatric emergency medicine, enabling them to provide comprehensive ER care specifically designed to fit individual needs.

Features of our Senior ER include:

  • Specialized nurse and physician training to improve care for the elderly
  • Large faced clocks, calendars, boards and vital information throughout the ER
  • Large keyboards on telephones
  • Nonskid floor surfaces and handrails to help prevent falls
  • Landscape lighting in the rooms
  • Sound resistant rooms
  • Thicker, more comfortable mattresses

Sylvia's Story: Director of Critical Care

by System on Jun 6, 2019, 21:43 PM

For Director of Critical Care, Hialeah is a different kind of hospital

Sylvia Rodriguez, Director of Critical Care, Hialeah Hospital

sylvia-rodriguezHaving worked at other hospitals in the past, Sylvia Rodriguez knows from experience that Hialeah is a different kind of hospital.

“The most exciting thing about being here is our family atmosphere,” she says.

Sylvia is Hialeah Hospital’s director of critical care. In that role, every day is a new adventure. But in the ER, she sees something amazing.

“The way we serve our neighbors is extraordinary. It may be a small community hospital, but we’re a force to be reckoned with.”

It’s a theme you’ll find throughout these stories, and throughout this website. Family. And we’re not the only ones who feel that sense of connection. Our patients see it, too, and they talk about it with their own experiences at Hialeah Hospital.

For those that work in a hospital, there is a patient that stands out

Working in a hospital, you see some amazing things every day. Some arrive during times of great joy, bringing a baby into this world. Others arrive at their most vulnerable, with something wrong that needs to be fixed. Among these stories, the people that work in the hospital generally remember a few patients who really stand out.

One patient in particular that touched Sylvia was a family member of a local fire rescue person who showed up in the ER. Without divulging much about the emergency, Sylvia remembers honestly, “We didn’t think she would make it. But we rallied and made sure everyone was on the same page, and after 90 days she walked out of this hospital.”

Going the extra mile

All the doctors and nurses who worked with the patient made themselves open and available, night or day, and Sylvia even gave the family her personal cell phone number when she left for a weekend vacation.

“I was so glad they could comfortable enough to call me any time,” she says. “It’s nice to have that relationship with your patients, that they feel they can call you, and that you’ll respond, and I haven’t had that at other hospitals.”

“That’s the difference,” Sylvia says, “You can feel the sense of family, the relationships that develop, the joy you see that you don’t in bigger hospitals. I’ve made true friendships here that will last well after I retire.”

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