24-Hour Emergency Care
minutes - from any
point in Alameda - the skilled Emergency-Care Center staff
is able to rapidly assess and triage arriving patients. Physicians
and nurses are on duty 24 hours a day to handle emergency
When every minute counts,
the Alameda Hospital Emergency Care Center is the closest
for anyone in Alameda.
Serving our community since 1969, we are staffed to provide
exceptional service with 24-hour access to the latest technologies.
a below-average wait time, we are committed to:
• Stabilizing the patient
• Continuous monitoring
• Effective pain control
• Coordination of care
Our Specialty is Caring for
At our Emergency Care Center, 11 board-certified emergency
physicians and more than 30 registered nurses experienced
in emergency, trauma, and critical care
ensure you're in capable hands.
The nurses are specifically trained to care for your emergency health needs.
These professionals have access to the latest medical technologies to treat
injuries and illness - and they never forget the importance of the human
Our response to your emergency
is immediate and comprehensive. For patients arriving by
ambulance, we communicate with paramedics on their way
to ensure that we are fully prepared to treat the patient upon arrival.
This helps us to speed diagnosis and treatment.
In the emergency
center, we have ready access to language translators and
equipment for the hearing-impaired, which allows us to
Our emergency personnel
treat over 17,000 patients annually of all ages with
conditions ranging from urgent to life-threatening situations.
day in Alameda Hospital's Emergency Care Center, we may treat:
• A teenager who
fell from a skateboard and arrived with head injuries
and a probable wrist fracture
• A 32-year-old woman with a history of kidney stones who was experiencing
nausea and intense abdominal pain
• An infant having difficulty breathing
• A 54-year-old diabetic in a hypoglycemic shock
• An elderly female experiencing stroke symptoms of blurred vision, loss
of balance, and numbness in her right arm
• A shipyard worker in pain from a lower back injury
Remember, when you call 911, it's your decision where the ambulance
takes you. Alameda Hospital is your best and closest choice. And no
matter how you get to the hospital, the Emergency Care Center is a
short drive from anywhere in Alameda.
Your Best Interest at Heart
Alameda resident Warren Selkow recognized symptoms of a
heart attack, he was rushed to our Emergency Care Center.
Our experienced staff stabilized
his heart attack. Further diagnostic testing revealed the need for open-heart
surgery. Today, his cardiologist and our CardioFit Program are aiding his
According to Warren
Selkow, "Alameda Hospital's
emergency staff did a great job for me. They arrested my
heart attack and arranged for all the
I needed to recover."