Emergency Room Nurse Manager, Owen Ohman, RN sat down to discuss some potential conditions/symptoms that will help you determine whether you should go to the ER or Express Medical Center. 

For people living in north-central Indiana, the nearest emergency room at Logansport Memorial Hospital provides high-quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week for serious injuries, illnesses, or diseases, such as:

  • Suspected stroke
  • Seizures
  • Facial trauma
  • Eye trauma
  • Attempted suicide
  • Suspected heart attack
  • Difficulty breathing or chest pain
  • Knife or gunshot wound
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe burns
  • Blood in stool
  • Amputations or severe cuts
  • Broken bones

When to call 911

If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” or if you are unsure, it is best to call 911:

  • Is the victim’s condition life-threatening?
  • Could the victim’s condition worsen and become life-threatening on the way to the hospital?
  • Does the victim require the skills or equipment of paramedics or EMTs?
  • Could the distance or traffic conditions cause a delay in getting the victim to the hospital?

When your doctor is unavailable but you need care for a minor injury or illness, Express Medical Center is here, with extended hours including weekends and some holidays. Learn more about same-day treatment at Express Medical Center

For poisonings or drug overdoses, call the poison control hotline:

(800) 222-1222

What to expect when you visit the ER

During your entire stay, our focus is on providing excellent medical care in a compassionate environment.

You, or someone with you, will first speak with the staff member at the registration desk about your illness or injury. Emergency room patients will be seen in order of priority status based on the severity of their condition and/or symptoms. 

You may need to wait for up to an hour for diagnosis and treatment if your ER team determines that they need to see results from your blood work or other lab tests. X-rays or other imaging may also be required. 

When necessary, critically injured or seriously ill patients are treated and stabilized by providers in our emergency department before being transferred by ambulance or helicopter to a more specialized facility. 

Many patients are also admitted to our inpatient units for further care after receiving their initial treatment in the emergency department.

“I can't say enough about the excellent care my sister-in-law received during a recent experience in the emergency room. The nurses went above and beyond in caring for her. Our entire family is truly grateful for the care she received.”

Mabel Rehwald

Other emergency room features

  • Separate entrance for ambulance patients and reserved parking near the ER canopy for emergency patients
  • Bedside registration
  • Large, comfortable lobby
  • Private rooms that are family-friendly and convenient
  • Central nurses station
  • Trauma bay with four beds for patients with multiple injuries and a special area for Hazmat treatments
  • Lab next door for quick blood draws and results

Pain management

For your safety, Logansport Memorial Hospital follows specific guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain for patients during their emergency room visits.

Learn more about pain management in the ER

Emergency Department Charges 

Emergency Department charges are for the patient visit, is based on the level of care provided to our patients, with Level 1 being the most basic. The levels reflect the staffing resources, the intensity of care, and the amount of time needed to provide treatment.

For more billing and pricing information visit billing support.