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Emergency Care

EMERGENCY? Call 9-1-1 or your local ambulance service.

How a hospital responds to an emergency is more than a matter of competence. It's a matter of life and death.

Emergency physicians on the medical staff and nurses and technicians participate in ongoing continuing education programs to keep abreast of current trends and developments in emergency care. Follow the links below for more information on programs at specific hospitals. 

KentuckyOne Health has an extensive network of emergency care departments. Please select the closest market in your area for more information:

Central & Eastern Market  (Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Martin, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling)

Louisville Market - *Please see below for approximate wait times:

University of Louisville Hospital - Trauma Center


NOTE: As of April 1, 2014, the 24/7 Emergency Room at Medical Center Jewish Northeast will be closed.  We will continue to offer Diagnostics and Medical Imaging, Comprehensive Outpatient Cancer Services, Frazier Rehab, Infusion Therapy, Lab Services, and availability to Primary Care and Specialty Physicians. Click Here for more information.

* ER wait times are approximate and are provided for informational purposes only. ER Wait times cannot be guaranteed upon arrival. Actual wait times may vary depending on priority care needs which can change at any time depending on the number of patients in the ER and the severity of their conditions. Patients are seen in order of medical need with more critical patients seen immediately. If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately or seek medical attention at the nearest emergency facility.


How the Average ER Wait Time is Determined

The posted ER wait times represent a two-hour rolling average updated every fifteen minutes. ER wait time is defined as the average time from a patient’s arrival at the ER until the time the patient is seen by a qualified medical professional.



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