Marcus Daly Emergency Room Services

Treating Medical Emergencies in Ravalli County 24/7

The Emergency Department at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is prepared to handle everything from heart attacks to broken bones with top-notch efficiency and skill. Patient care is available around the clock, and the emergency room is staffed with board certified physicians, specially trained ER nurses, and dedicated support staff. Many emergency patients are treated in the ER and released the same day, while patients with more serious illness or injury are admitted to other departments or transferred for further treatment.

If you are not experiencing emergent or life-threatening symptoms but still need medical attention as quickly as possible, be sure to visit the Convenient Care Clinic.

How Do I Know If I Need To Visit the Emergency Room?

It is not always easy to evaluate whether an injury can be treated at home or if emergency medical help is needed.

If you or someone you are with exhibits any combination of following symptoms, it is recommended that you call 911 immediately.

  • Sudden or unexplained loss of consciousness
  • Sudden onset of one-sided weakness or confusion
  • Sudden or severe pain that does not subside
  • Chest pain
  • Sudden onset of numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • Sudden onset of slurred speech
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • High fever accompanied by stiff neck or mental confusion
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Severe cuts or wounds that will not stop bleeding
  • A possible broken bone resulting from a fall or other activity

Marcus Daly Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical and Ambulance Services in the Bitterroot Valley

At Marcus Daly Emergency Medical Services (EMS) our attentive and knowledgeable staff will provide you and your loved ones with calm, dependable, and coordinated care during your ambulance ride and transport. Offering technologically advanced and exemplary emergency and non-emergency care, with services ranging from critical care transport, event standby services, disaster medical response, specialty care transport, mobile integrated health, and more while treating our patients with sympathy, kindness, and respect.

Award Winning Emergency Medical Response

Whether you’re experiencing chest pain, were injured in an accident, or are in respiratory distress Marcus Daly EMS is available 24/7 to promptly respond to your medical emergencies, offering fast primary 911 response with specially trained Emergency Medical staff ready to assist you during your transport to the Marcus Daly Emergency Room.

Marcus Daly Emergency Medical Services provides the following EMS services:

Department Technology

  • Lifenet - The LIFENET System is a comprehensive cloud-based platform that intelligently manages and delivers patient information and device data that EMS and hospital teams need to work together seamlessly, minimize time to treatment, and improve outcomes.
  • Lifepak 15s - Rely on the LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator for the confidence you need in emergencies and the highest available escalating energy, up to 360 joules (360J).
  • Pulsara - The Pulsara platform is a HIPAA-compliant, secure, easy-to-use app that unites the entire care team - even if they are in different departments or organizations (rural or urban)! By replacing multiple phone calls, radio reports, faxes, and pagers with one unified patient channel, care providers see reduced treatment times, reduced costs, and improve the lives of both patients and caregivers.
  • Sapphire IV Pumps - Easy set-up, programming and readability with an intuitive user interface Sapphire pumps reduce time spent starting an infusion and helps your provider deliver exceptional care.

Community Partnerships

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is participating in a Community Integrated Health Program through Montana DPHHS. This program is designed to bridge the gap in the community. This program is concentrates on patients with a high risk for readmission and Emergency Department visits. When a provider identifies a patient with a high risk of readmission or high likelihood of another Emergency visit, AND a gap or delay before their next primary care provider visit, the patient will be referred to the CIH program.

Preparing For Your Emergency Transport


Before the Ambulance Arrives
  • Gather Information About Any Continuing Illnesses, Food Allergies, Medications, or Any Illegal Drugs Being Used
  • Have Someone Else, if Available; Wait Outside to Escort the QRU and Ambulance
  • Make Sure Your House Has a Visible Number on It
  • Secure Any Pets
  • Turn the Light On in the Driveway and the Front of Your Home
What to Bring

Bringing a list of your current medications and knowing your allergies to medications will assist the staff with providing quality, accessible, personalized health care. These are two of the question that will be asked as part of the assessment you as a patient.

  • Any Prescription Medications or a Current List of What Is Being Taken
  • Information About Any Continuing Illnesses, Food Allergies, Medications, or Any Illegal Drugs Being Used
  • Insurance Card Which Includes Your Policy Number
  • List of Known Allergies
  • List of Medical Records (Advanced Directives, POLST)
  • Photo Identification

What To Expect At the Marcus Daly Emergency Department

Checking In

As you arrive at the emergency department you will be greeted by registration staff or a member of our EMS department. They will welcome you and discuss your main sign or symptom. This information is immediately provided to our nursing staff. The nurse will perform a triage to determine the severity of your sign or symptom. This is performed regardless of how you traveled to the emergency department. One misconception is that traveling to the emergency department by ambulance will accelerate your care. The emergency department is one venue where 'first come, first serve' does not apply. Patients are seen by their level of severity.

Triage

When you are triaged you will either be brought to a treatment room or be escorted to the waiting room. This is solely based on the number of patients in the emergency department and the level of severity. For example, someone with chest pain will be seen before someone with a sore throat for two days. Our waiting includes comfortable chairs, a television, and a child's play area. If you are asked to remain in the waiting room a member of our staff will keep you updated.

You will be assigned a registered nurse who will keep you informed and updated regarding your care. The emergency department physician is responsible for your care in the emergency department. This care will often include diagnostic testing including an x-ray, blood specimen, and electrocardiogram. The technicians who perform these tests will introduce themselves and provide updates to your assigned nurse and emergency physician.

While waiting for the results of the diagnostic testing a member of our staff will keep you informed and inquire to see if you need a warm blanket or assistance in using the bathroom.

Your Medical Options

The emergency department physician will discuss the results with you and provide you with a recommendation. These recommendations may include discharge with follow-up to your health care provider or specialist, admission, transfer to a facility capable of providing a specialty not provided. It is important to discuss any questions with the emergency department physician or nurse. You may receive a follow-up phone call to ask how you are progressing and answer any additional questions. The feedback you provide is important to our staff.

How to become and EMT

Emergency Medical Technicians provide emergency medical care and transportation for critical patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. They function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight and will perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.

Prospective EMT candidates, who wish to get EMT certification in Montana, must pass an exam organized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). But, before this, they need to complete EMT training program from a state-approved training college or institute. EMT certification in Montana is valid for a period of two years only.

APPROVED EMT PROGRAMS IN MONTANA:

Flathead Valley Community College - EMT Course
777 Grandview Dr
Kalispell MT 59901
406-756-3822

Montana State University-Billings - EMT Program
1500 University Drive
Billings MT 59101-0298
406-657-2011

Great Falls College Montana State University - EMT Classes
2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls MT 59405
406-771-4300

Blackfeet Community College - EMT Training
504 S. East Boundary
Browning MT 59417-0819
406-338-5441-2201

Meet Our Providers

Primary Office
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
Primary Office
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840

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Marcus Daly Emergency Services
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1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840

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