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Fawcett Memorial Hospital
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Emergency Care

Emergency care in Port Charlotte

Fawcett Memorial Hospital's 20-bed emergency room provides the North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda communities with 24/7 ER care. Our facility has the most up-to-date emergency equipment and skilled personnel to deliver treatment when you need it most. Our highly trained ER doctors, nurses and staff provide 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 more than 22,000 patients a year.

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

Gastrointestinal emergency services

Patients often make a trip to the ER because of severe stomach pain. You should go to the emergency room is you are displaying any of these symptoms:

  • Having chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • experiencing stomach pain so severe you cannot do anything else
  • Have bloody or black diarrhea
  • Vomiting blood or dark fluid
  • Vomiting so much that you cannot keep fluids down

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 or go to one of our emergency rooms.

Our facility includes a dedicated GI Center equipped to care for a multitude of gastrointestinal conditions. We treat a range of conditions, from food poisoning treatment to colon cancer care.

Learn more about our GI Center, experienced gastroenterologists and how we can provide diagnosis and treatment when you are in need of medical attention.

Accredited chest pain center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital has received recognition as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Our emergency room is prepared for heart emergencies, including heart attacks.

When a patient arrives at Fawcett Memorial Hospital with a suspected heart attack, he or she is within quick reach of the cardiac response team equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to diagnose and treat emergency heart conditions.

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.

The stroke center is staffed by neurosurgeons, neurologists, nurses and other specialists specifically trained to treat neurological emergencies.

ER procedures

  • 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

Do you have questions about our emergency care services?

If you have questions about our emergency care department, please contact the emergency care director, Betty O'Hagan, at (941) 624-8802 or elizabeth.ohagan@hcahealthcare.com.