The Emergency Department provides 24-hour physician coverage; a highly skilled and trained nursing staff and state-of-the-art equipment. We have two trauma rooms and 10 exam rooms.
The physician and nurse coverage provided by the Emergency Department at BCH is dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of our communities, no matter the time of day or day of the year. We are here when you need us, providing care for injuries, both life threatening and minor; across the lifespan, from newborn to elders.
Our providers all have training in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
The dedicated emergency department nursing staff maintain competency in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and Trauma nursing.
Mental Health Telehealth Services
The Beatrice Community Hospital Emergency Department has entered into a partnership with Bryan Health to provide mental health triage services via telehealth.
The service is available 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
This service will allow for patients to be screened by Bryan Health providers via electronic communications to determine if they may need inpatient care. Previously, patients who might have been considered candidates for inpatient care had to be transported to the Bryan ED for screening, and then if inpatient care was deemed unnecessary the patient had to find transportation to return home.
If inpatient care is not prescribed, patients in the BCH or Bryan Health emergency departments are provided with a treatment plan for follow-up care.