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Emergency Care

IU Health Blackford Hospital Emergency Medicine

4.2 out of 5 stars (732 ratings)

When you are faced with a medical emergency, IU Health Blackford Hospital Emergency Medicine is here to provide experienced and effective treatment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Access to emergency medicine services at IU Health Blackford Hospital is located on the southwest side of the hospital. The department is equipped with six emergency beds, including two trauma beds and four private examination rooms.

The IU Health Blackford Emergency Medicine staff, comprised of highly trained professionals with advanced cardiac life support and/or trauma training, evaluates all patients immediately upon arrival.

Our highly skilled nursing staff are advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support certified, along with several being Trauma Nursing Core Course certified.

After evaluation, a skilled emergency medicine physician who has access to specialty consultation from a wide variety of local and regional healthcare professionals examines each patient.

We provide advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services, along with all necessary equipment and supplies for examination and treatment—particularly for the management of life-threatening conditions.

If necessary, patients can be transferred to one of our two Level I Trauma Centers equipped to treat the most severe and life-threatening conditions—located at IU Health Methodist Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is the only pediatric Level I Trauma Center in Indiana and features highly trained teams that specialize in the emergency medical care of infants, children and adolescents.

Ambulance Services

IU Health provides advanced ambulance services. The highly skilled staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In order to provide an optimal response system, IU Health ambulances are available with staff in Hartford City, Montpelier and throughout Blackford County, Indiana.

The IU Health ambulance service staff has additional training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support.

Transportation Services

The Indiana University Health Emergency Medicine ambulance service provides assistance to those in the Hartford City area and surrounding communities with a 911 Emergency Services team.

The ambulance service can also provide transfers to tertiary care hospitals, nursing homes and patient homes throughout the area surrounding IU Health Blackford Hospital or elsewhere.