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About the Emergency Department Care Team

Emergency Department Care Team

As a patient in the Emergency Department, you will be treated by a team of highly skilled individuals who work closely to deliver the highest level of care. These may include:

  • A medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) has overall responsibility for your care. All of our physicians are board certified (or eligible) in emergency medicine. Sometimes, a physicians assistant (PA) may assess your condition. PAs are certified health care professionals who work under the supervision of the physician.
  • A registered nurse will be assigned to you during your visit. This person will assess and monitor your condition, give you any medication that is ordered, maintain your IV and assist you with any needs during your visit.
  • A clinical associate (CA) may assist in your care. A CA may start your IV and collect lab specimens, transport you to tests and assist you as needed to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
  • A radiology technician will perform any X-rays or other imaging studies that you need.
  • A transporter may take you to and from an imaging study.
  • An admissions representative will gather your information to set up your permanent medical record.
  • A respiratory therapist will administer any special breathing treatments.
  • A social worker may assist with any special needs for discharge.