Emergency Department: 330-363-6203
Call 9-1-1 for an emergency
In a medical emergency, quick access to quality medical care is essential. Aultman's Emergency/Trauma Center is designed to allow the fastest access possible to the latest in emergency-care technology. With more than 87,000 visits each year, the Aultman Emergency Department acts as an entry point for Aultman's other major programs, including Heart, Stroke and Orthopedics. The Aultman Emergency/Trauma Center is comprised of three main treatment areas: a large trauma area, a critical-care area and an area for patients with minor sickness, injuries and lacerations. An on-site laboratory assists in processing test results quickly. A helicopter pad on the roof enables critical transport capabilities. The board-certified emergency medicine physicians and professional staff at Aultman are available 24 hours a day. In addition, Aultman offers a Children's Emergency Department and a dedicated child life specialist for the pediatric population.
Emergency Room or Immediate Care?
Deciding whether to go to the emergency department or your local immediate care center can be a challenging task! Click here for an easy guide that can help you make the sometimes difficult decision.
Click here for a guide to resources for follow-up care and services after your visit to the emergency department.
Verified Level II Trauma Center
Aultman is committed to providing 24-hour trauma care to the surrounding counties. The American College of Surgeons has recently reverified Aultman as a Level II Trauma Center, accredited through 2016 and verified to meet the standards for excellence in trauma care. Aultman has specially trained, board-certified trauma surgeons on call 24 hours a day. As a Level II facility, Aultman provides definitive care for injured patients and is committed to trauma education and prevention.
Chest Pain Center
Chest pain is the most common problem that brings patients to the Aultman Emergency Department. The Aultman Chest Pain Center, made up of six private rooms, is located directly inside the emergency department. This unit was designed to quickly assess patients with chest pain using advanced technology and the latest diagnostic techniques. Our advanced heart catheterization lab is located right next door, if immediate intervention is required. This eliminates extra travel time and allows for prompt emergency treatment in the safest, best-equipped environment. In addition to being cared for by emergency physicians, nuclear radiologists and cardiologists, the unit is staffed with specially trained coronary-care nurses. Thanks to a well-defined protocol developed by the chest pain center, patients no longer have to spend 2-3 days in the hospital for testing, to rule out a cardiac event. We show pride in our commitment to the prompt diagnosis and treatment of chest pain.
STEMI Receiving Hospital
Aultman Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award. As a “STEMI Receiving Hospital,” Aultman Hospital meets high standards of performance in quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients Time is definitely the most critical component when dealing with STEMI patients. The STEMI treatment time is measured from the moment a patient has contact with medical personnel to the time the blockage is cleared with a balloon – this is coined “door-to-balloon” or “D2B time.” The American College of Cardiology has a recommended D2B time of 90 minutes. At Aultman, the average time is just 63 minutes.
Certified Stroke Center
Aultman Hospital cares for more than 500 stroke patients each year. We are a Primary Stroke Center, certified by The Joint Commission.We were first hospital in Stark County to earn certification – and the 13th in the state of Ohio. Achievement of the Joint Commission certification signifies that Aultman Hospital provides the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving stroke outcomes. It is the best signal to our community that the care we provide is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) program is a free service provided to female and males who have been sexually assaulted. This service is provided within 96 hours of the incident by a trained nurse examiner who is available 24 hours a day. This is a confidential service provided in a medical setting. For more information, click here.
Pain Management in the Emergency Department
In accordance with House Bill 93, the Aultman Emergency Department follows guidelines for pain management that are safe and appropriate. You can find more information about pain management in the ED here.
Aultman Emergency Department Earns Lantern Award
The Aultman Emergency Department was among 20 recipients of the Emergency Nurses Association’s inaugural Lantern Award in 2011, given to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.