Emergency Department Amenities
Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) supports Emergency Medical Services (EMS) activities in many ways. The EMS Community enters GSH from two places. Crews delivering patients to the Emergency Department pull into an enclosed garage area and make access to the ED away from the public which provides for patient privacy as well as EMS safety and security. Crews transferring patients to other areas of the hospital enter via a canopy-covered entrance on Benson Drive. Our EMS room is available for crews to complete documentation. In addition to two printers (blue-tooth), the room is equipped with cable television, food and drinks, a microwave, and fresh coffee.
GSH’ss Emergency Department (ED) is a high-volume ED, seeing over 55,000 patients annually. The ED is made up of 52 rooms including 6 Adult and 1 Pediatric Resuscitation rooms.
Our ED is staffed by physicians that are board-certified in emergency medicine. As a teaching hospital, our Physicians serve as instructors for the Emergency Medicine Program at Wright State University (WSU). The Nursing staff is required to complete a 68.5 contact hour critical care course. Certifications in burn life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) are also requirements.
Scene Flights: Upon request of the EMS Department or Patient, CareFlight Air and Mobile will deliver patients to our facility.
Transfers: CareFlight Air and Mobile frequently makes transfers from outlying facilities to GSH for advanced care of their illness or injury. Patients that are transferred to our facility by CareFlight (Air) arrive at our helipad, 168 feet above Salem Avenue, and can be taken directly to ICU, Surgery, Hemodialysis, or the Emergency Department (for stabilization).