Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at Sumner County Hospital is a specialized department designed for patients with acute illness or injuries. We understand that visiting an ER may not be a pleasant experience. We believe that we can make your experience a better one by explaining how the ER operates and what you can expect to happen while you are there.

As part of your care, you have the right to have, within our capabilities at Sumner County Hospital, an appropriate medical screening and exam by a qualified medical person. If your exam determines that you are suffering from a medical emergency you will receive medical treatment from the Sumner County Hospital staff. If Sumner County Hospital lacks the ability to stabilize the condition, we will arrange to have you transferred to another facility.

Why are you waiting?

Our goal is to see every patient as soon as possible. However, patients that need intensive care or are critically ill or injured will be treated first.