If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
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.
Fawcett Memorial Hospital ER wait times are consistently lower than the national average and average of other Florida hospitals. Timely and effective care in hospital emergency departments is essential for good patient outcomes. We work hard every day to improve quality and expand services because, above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. And nothing is more important than your health.
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.
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.
- 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 at (941) 624-8802.