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Emergency care

Emergency care is the treatment of emergent medical conditions. It is generally performed in an emergency room, but can also refer to treatment in an ambulance. In addition to life-threatening conditions, emergency medicine physicians may treat patients with injuries or infections.

Emergency room (ER) in Lone Tree, Colorado

Emergencies are unplanned, but our response to them isn't.

At Sky Ridge Medical Center, our board-certified ER doctors are ready and available 24/7 to provide prompt care for adults and children during life-threatening emergencies. With access to all of the technology and specialists at our hospital, you will receive high-quality treatment when you need it most.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related information is available just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related information is available just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Conditions we treat in our ER

If you have a condition that, without treatment, may cause you serious discomfort or complications, go to the closest ER as soon as possible. Symptoms or conditions that should be treated in an emergency department include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain
  • Concussion or head trauma
  • Heart attack
  • Hip fracture
  • Open wounds
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular accident)
  • Trouble breathing

Our emergency department services

Our ER is committed to providing high-quality emergency care to our community. Our team of specialists is standing by to deliver continued care before, during and after your emergency.

Features of our emergency room

Our ER is designed to provide efficient, effective care that includes:

  • A helipad for AirLife Denver medical transports
  • Pediatric-friendly emergency services
  • Direct access to our two cardiac catheterization "cath" labs
  • Experienced emergency nurses
  • Intensivist coverage 24/7
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Rapid access to specialists for orthopedic emergencies
  • Spine surgery expertise
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment

We also have dedicated teams prepared to initiate immediate and advanced care for cardiac events, sepsis, stroke and trauma.

24/7 pediatric emergency care

To best deploy resources and to meet community needs, we have a dedicated kid-friendly wing. It is open 24/7 and prepared to treat any medical emergency your child has.

Should you need answers to your after-hours questions, First Call® for Children is here to help from 5:00pm to 8:00am, Monday through Friday and all day on weekends and holidays. For more information, call us at (303) 563-3000.

Pediatric inpatient unit

If your child gets admitted to our hospital after being seen in our pediatric ER, our pediatric inpatient unit provides continuity of care and serves as a safe, fun and comfortable place to heal.

We offer children staying with us direct access to pediatric experts from a wide range of specialties, including cardiology, ENT, orthopedics and neurology.

For more information about our pediatric inpatient unit, please call (720) 225-5362.

Emergency heart care

When it comes to a heart attack, time is muscle. The more time the heart is deprived of blood and oxygen, the more muscle tissue is lost. To provide you with quick diagnosis and treatment if you are having a cardiac medical emergency, we have initiated the Cardiac Alert program with our community emergency medical services (EMS).

Once the EMS providers initiate a cardiac alert, our cardiac team begins to prepare for the patient's treatment. Our program helps save time and provides heart attack patients with rapid medical care as soon as they arrive.

Level II Trauma Center

Our emergency physicians, physician assistants, pediatricians and nurses are specially trained in advanced life-support and emergency treatment. We work in partnership with first responders to ensure seamless care is provided to every patient. As a Level II Trauma Center, we are ready to treat traumatic injuries 24/7.

In addition to providing trauma care, we strongly believe in injury prevention and educating the community on safety. Learn more about how to prevent traumatic injuries for you and your loved ones.

Opioid safety program

As opioid addiction and overdoses continue to affect communities across the U.S., our emergency department is changing the way we treat pain. Many opioid prescriptions start in the ER, which is why our opioid safety program aims to find alternative ways to treat your pain. The ultimate goal is to reduce the number of overdoses due to opioids and find new ways for you to heal.

Another emergency care option in Parker

Sky Ridge South Parker ER offers a convenient location for the residents of Parker and the surrounding area. With shorter wait times, you can expect the same level of expert care you would when visiting a hospital.

ER vs. urgent care

Figuring out whether you or a loved one needs emergency care or urgent care may not be easy, especially if symptoms appear serious.

Urgent care centers typically provide treatment for commonplace sicknesses and injuries, such as flu symptoms and ankle sprains. Most urgent care clinics, however, are not able to treat some of the more serious conditions listed above.

If you are unsure if you need to go to the ER, review our helpful guide on when to go to an ER or urgent care.

To find out our average ER wait times, text “ER” to 32222.