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Emergency Services


In case of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1

Fully staffed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


We are here for your emergency needs...every patient, every encounter, every time.

Salem Memorial District Hospital is proud to announce we received the Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis System Level IV designation on 11/30/16. We thank all of our physicians and employees that made this designation a reality to better serve our patients.

SMDH received a Heart LifeLine Alliance award by having the lowest time for STEMI care (life threatening heart attack) from arrival to departure (DIDO) from our Emergency Department to definitive care for that particular life threatening type of heart attack. We are very proud of this initiative to improve our patient's chances for a better outcome during this serious health event. SMDH's STEMI program is another example to enable you, our patient, to get the immediate care you need in the critical time you need it.



Our Emergency Services department consists of 8 private rooms staffed with Physicians and RN's who maintain the following certifications:

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Basic life support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and by qualified bystanders.

Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)
Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC), widely recognized as the premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, empowers nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Advanced cardiac life support or advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) refers to a set of clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and other life-threatening medical emergencies, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) skills are necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Professional healthcare providers use PALS during the stabilization and transportation phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of hospital.

Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
Neonatal Resuscitation is intervention after a baby is born to help it breathe and to help its heart beat. ... Some babies need help with establishing their air flow, breathing, or circulation. Resuscitation is helping with Airway, Breathing, and Circulation, also known as the ABCs. There is no higher calling than saving the lives of newborns.

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the world's premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote critical thinking in addressing multi-system trauma and provide the latest evidence-based treatment practices.