The Madison County Hospital Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 with a qualified Registered Nurse and a Mid-Level Provider or Physician. We provide emergency care for patients ranging from newborn to elderly. All nurses working in the Emergency Department are required to be Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Trauma Nursing Certified. We evaluate and treat patients who are having an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), experiencing heart failure or going through other heart related conditions. We also evaluate and treat patients having a stroke. We are able to administer the “clot buster” mediation for patients having a stroke due to a clot in the brain. We are a Level IV Trauma Care Facility which means we provide a complete assessment, stabilize the trauma patient and transfer to a higher level of care as appropriate. We provide initial fracture care by splinting fractures and/or transferring those patients to a higher level of care as their condition warrants. We evaluate and treat patients with mental health concerns and provide them with the most appropriate care.