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|Welcome to the Massac Memorial Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine.
The Massac Memorial Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine is there to help our community minutes, even seconds, after a traumatic event. Our paramedics, ambulatory services, and emergency room staff are primed to respond to the needs of our Massac County community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We hope you never need us, but when you do, we are here and ready to effectively manage your critical health needs.
Medical emergencies are as varied as the people who have them. As a member of the Critical Access Hospital Network, we are always prepared to provide immediate care and most often the patients we see present with the following:
• Automobile, boating, motorcycle and other vehicular accidents
• Minor and serious accidents that result in broken bones or other orthopedic problems
• Playground, athletic, workplace and school related accidents
• Asthma and other breathing emergencies, chest pain and blood pressure problems
• Severe pain and/or bleeding
• Acute psychiatric problems or emotional distress
• Acute episodes of chronic disease or illness
• Injuries caused by violence
In case of an emergency, we know how crucial every second can be. You can count on the Massac Memorial Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine team to care for all urgent medical concerns. The skilled paramedics that staff our quick-response ambulances, the team of highly qualified physicians, and our experienced and professional nursing staff within the hospital have years of experience responding to emergency situations. Whatever the emergency, accident, or trauma, we promise to give you or your loved ones care that is quick, efficient and complete with today’s state-of-the-art technology and latest medical treatments.
For those instances when an emergency visit may not be necessary, however you need to be seen by a health care professional quickly, please visit the MEDICAL CLINIC, which is located on-site at Massac. This facility is designed to help those who are experiencing a need for vital primary healthcare services or are suffering from symptoms such as a sore throat, fever, coughs or body aches. We are here to help.
At Massac we provide care for the body, ease the mind, and strengthen the spirit.
Robin Newcomb, RN
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Robin Newcomb, RN is the manager of the Department of Emergency Medicine. After receiving her clinical training at Massac Memorial Hospital, she has been more than a positive addition to the team for the past 17 years. Robin far exceeds the qualifications of being department manager. She has received certifications to be a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Trauma Nurse Specialist, Emergency Pediatric Nurse, Emergency Communication Registered Nurse, along with Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification. Currently Robin is helping the Department of Emergency Medicine become approved as a Standby Emergency Pediatric Department through the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Can you prepare for a major catastrophe?
When Hurricane Katrina left the people of the Gulf Coast homeless and the rest of the nation stunned, it served as an eye-opener that natural disasters can happen to anyone. That's why it is important to be prepared if the worst should ever happen in your backyard.
Your health and safety may depend on keep appropriate medical supplies and necessary papers on hand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you put the following items in a manageable box or bag in a readily accessible place. Keep versions of this toolbox in your home, your car and at work.
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What to Pack in Your Health Toolbox
As recent natural disasters still leave our nation stunned, you should ask yourself how prepared you are to meet the formidable challenges that these weather related disasters present.
Keeping appropriate medical supplies and necessary papers on hand will help to ensure that you stay as healthy as possible if the worst does happen. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that you put the following items in a manageable box or bag in a readily accessible place. Keep one in your home, your car and at work.
General First Aid Kit
• Pocket knife
• Ace bandage
• Safety pins
• Rolled gauze
• Instant cold packs
• Cotton swabs
• Sanitary napkins
• Adhesive medical tape
• Splinting supplies
• Hydrogen peroxide
• Antibiotic ointment
• Alcohol swabs
• Bar soap
• Tissues or toilet paper
Physicians on the Massac Memorial Hospital medical staff are independent contractors who have been granted privileges at
Massac Memorial Hospital. They are not employees or agents of the hospital.