Port Huron Hospital Emergency Center
1221 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
In addition to its specialization in cardiac and pediatric care, the Port Huron Hospital Emergency Center continues to offer the following services:
The Emergency Center covers an area of 20,000 square feet. It features 27 private treatment rooms, bedside registration and a serene, calming, natural-light environment. It also features an area specifically designed for children, adjacent to the main family lounge area.
Numerous technological advancements have been incorporated into the Emergency Center, including an electronic patient tracking board, convenient in-department x-ray equipment and online computer access to patient information for Emergency Center and consulting physicians. "Port Huron Hospital has an obligation to maintain state-of-the-art facilities and services," says Tom DeFauw, president and CEO of the hospital. "With more than 38,000 visits to our Emergency Center annually, our objective is to ensure tht we have the Emergency facilities, processes, technologies and staffing needed. The most important objective of our Emergency Center is to offer faster, more efficient patient-focused care,” he says. “To that end, we have added staff -- including doctors, nurses and aides -- to our already superior group of clinical staff. This ensures that our patients receive timely, first-class care, especially during our peak hours.”
Another distinguishing characteristic of the Emergency Center is the “nurse-first” approach Port Huron Hospital is using. When patients enter the Emergency Center, they are immediately greeted and assessed by a registered nurse. They are taken to a private room as quickly as possible, where bedside registration begins. Treatment and progress are continuously monitored by Emergency Center personnel, via the new patient tracking board.“The tracking board is an essential part of our department,” says Holly Lotts, Emergency Services nurse manager. “The system facilitates immediate access to a patient's status by any Emergency staff member, anywhere in the department, at any time during the patient's stay in the center. This begins with electronic check-in/registration of the patient and continues as caregivers electronically log progress, test results and treatment. This constant availability of information helps us achieve our goal of reducing delays and turnaround time, while at the same time monitoring each patient's progress through every step of the diagnosis and treatment process. Patients and their families spend less time waiting and more time receiving personal, professional, patient-focused care.”
Port Huron Hospital is a 186-bed, not-for-profit regional medical center that provides a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services to residents in St. Clair and Sanilac Counties. Among hospital services are specialized centers including the Women's Wellness Place, Port Huron Hospital Physical Therapy, Port Huron Hospital Bariatric Center of Michigan, Port Huron Hospital Wound Healing Center and Port Huron Hospital Outpatient Counseling. Port Huron Hospital is part of a larger system, Blue Water Health Services, which also includes Port Huron Hospital Industrial Health; Port Huron Hospital Medical Equipment; Port Huron Hospital Pharmacy Place; Marwood Nursing & Rehab; Port Huron Hospital Foundation and community health centers in Capac, Lexington, Marysville and Yale.