At Terre Haute Regional Hospital, our emergency room is equipped to handle any medical emergency, from heart attacks to broken bones. Our ER doctors and nurses consider it a privilege as well as a responsibility to make sure that we provide excellent service to every patient, every time. You can rest easier knowing you are in good hands when you choose our ER.
View our ER FAQ to learn more about our emergency room procedures.
Emergency room in Terre Haute
Our ER in Terre Haute is staffed 24 hours a day with a team of emergency room doctors and registered nurses experienced in caring for patients with a variety of medical and surgical emergencies. The physicians in the emergency room have decades of combined experience treating serious conditions and traumatic injuries. The ER’s nursing staff is credentialed with Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Emergency Nurse Pediatric Certification (ENCP)/Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Terre Haute Regional Hospital’s ER offers bedside registration and discharge, keeping patients from waiting any longer than necessary for treatment.
ER wait times
As part of our commitment to the Terre Haute community, our hospital publishes our average ER wait times so you can make an informed decision about your family’s emergency room options during a medical emergency. We measure our ER wait time based on a four-hour rolling average updated every 30 minutes.
The ER wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional like a doctor or a registered nurse in the emergency room. Patients are triaged at arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their presenting complaint and reason for visit.
Our doctors and nurses know it can be frustrating to wait in an emergency room when you or your child are ill or in pain. We strive to get you in and out as quickly as possible while giving critical cases that could be fatal the priority status they require. ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.
Accredited chest pain center
Regional Hospital was the first hospital in the Wabash Valley to become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, which means we are prepared for heart emergencies like heart attacks or arrhythmias. During a heart attack, every second could mean the difference between life and death. Successful treatment of heart attacks is time dependent and must be initiated rapidly.
When a patient arrives at Regional Hospital with a suspected heart attack, he or she is within quick reach of the cardiology response team equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to diagnose and treat emergency heart conditions.