Department of the Month
Alliance Community Hospital’s Department of the Month for July is the Emergency Department.
Comprised of 28 RNs, four LPNs, three CTs, four paramedics and seven office assistants, the department provides a safe, caring and professional environment with the highest standards of care for patients, families and guests.
Seeing approximately 31,000 patients a year, the well-trained staff work well together, seeing patients at a rapid pace.
According to Ed Heise, director of the Emergency Department, although the ER does not have a trauma level, it is equipped to care for anything that may arrive.
"We maintain a well-stocked pediatric trauma room," said Heise. "We also have an excellent relationship with area trauma, neurology and pediatric centers."
The department provides a relaxing, implementing a number of Planetree elements. There are bonsai trees, along with paintings in all of the rooms. Rainbow Therapy dogs also make regular visits.
"We believe in handling any concerns promptly and feel as if all of our patients are our guests," said Heise.
Volunteers are also an important part of the department, guiding visitors and administering blood pressure checks.
The Emergency Department is on the cutting-edge of ER medicine, with fully-integrated electronic medical records and the availability of a telemedicine network with Akron Children’s Hospital.
The department is currently installing the telemedicine unit and will soon begin training, which will give the capability of sending real-time video of pediatric patients directly to Akron Children’s Hospital.
Congratulations to the Emergency Department on this great achievement. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. It is because of Colleagues like you that make Alliance Community Hospital a great place to work.