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Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Emergency Care

If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.

A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.

Emergency Department
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
21298 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Tel: (941) 629-1181
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Primary Stroke Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital is a primary stroke center accredited by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

Chest Pain Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital has received recognition as an Accredited Chest Pain Center (CPC) with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Facility Description

We are a 20 bed Emergency Care Center with the most up-to-date emergency equipment and skilled personnel. Our highly trained Emergency Care Center Staff provides 24–hour evaluation and emergency treatment for a wide variety of sudden and chronic illnesses as well as major and minor injuries. We are nationally cardiac and stroke certified and are prepared with state-of-the-art life saving equipment. We have been serving patients in Charlotte County since 1975 and currently treat over 22,000 patients a year.


  • Cardiac and respiratory Resuscitation
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Emergent cardioversion
  • Simple and complex laceration repair
  • General wound care
  • Medication overdose stabilization and treatment
  • Psychiatric stabilization and emergent treatment
  • Allergic reaction stabilization and treatment
  • Orthopedic fracture management
  • Hazardous material exposure decontamination
  • Burn care
  • EKG recording and interpretation
  • Emergent Temporary Pacemaker Insertion

Equipment List

  • Philips MP70 Vital Sign Monitoring system
  • Philips HeartStart Defibrillators
  • Stratus Blood Analyzer
  • Rapid Point 405 Blood Gas Analyzer
  • PACS Digital X-Ray and CT Imaging System

Accreditations & Awards

  • Chest Pain Center Certification
  • Stroke Center Certification
  • JACHO Certification


Department Director:

Betty O’Hagan
Tel: (941) 629-1181
Fax: (941) 627-6146

Medical Director: Dr. Frank Novi, MD

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