Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Emergency services

Tell them: "Take me to Howard!"

When you or a loved one become ill or injured, you need expert care fast. Community Howard Regional Health System’s Emergency Department is always prepared with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, emergency-trained nurses and other personnel on duty 24 hours a day.

When you come to the Community Howard Regional Health System Emergency Department, you will be greeted by an assessment EMT and a triage nurse in one of our three private triage rooms. Your condition will be assessed, and, depending on the severity, you will be taken to either a traditional emergency exam room or a room in our Fast Track area .

This six-room Fast Track area is open from noon until midnight and is available for patients with less serious illnesses and injuries. There's even an exam room in the Fast Track area especially for kids.

Among our traditional exam rooms are rooms designed especially for orthopedics, ear/nose/throat and OB/GYN.

A 64-channel CT scanner housed in the Emergency Department makes state-of-the-art imaging faster and more accurate for diagnosis of cardiac episodes, cancers, orthopedic injuries and more.

Community Howard Regional Ambulance Service

If you require an ambulance but your emergency is not life-threatening, you may indicate your hospital of choice. Just tell the emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic, “Take me to Howard.” In the case of life-threatening emergencies, patients are always transported to the nearest emergency facility.

Community Howard Regional Ambulance Service will bring a mobile emergency room to your door, saving you the precious time that can save a life. Every time a Community Howard Regional Health System ambulance goes out, a paramedic and an EMT are on the ambulance. Their expert training and the life support equipment on board make them an extension of the hospital's emergency room. Remember to dial 9-1-1 in a life-threatening emergency.

Helicopter

Sometimes an emergency requires the services of a large, tertiary-care hospital. Air medical transport via the helicopter is just one more way Community Howard Regional Health System has improved the quality of healthcare for people of the communities we serve. When needed, helicopter transport allows us to get patients to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis quickly, saving precious minutes.

In an emergency

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.

For more information about the emergency department, call 765-453-8444 .

Indiana Poison Center: 1-800-382-9097

Our awards

  • Top 10 Indiana Cardiology Hospitals
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI
  • HealthGrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award

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