Accidents and illnesses can affect any person at any time. That’s why our emergency department provides 24-hour coverage for all age groups. And unlike other rural communities, we have a physician in our emergency department every hour day and night.
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the #1 cause of death in Wyoming residents ages 1-44 is traumatic injury. There is a 15-20% increase in the chance of survival from a traumatic injury if the patients are cared for in an established trauma system, at a designated trauma hospital.
Our emergency department is designated as an Area Trauma Hospital by The Wyoming Trauma Program, Wyoming Department of Health. This means our team has demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations. Regions where a functioning trauma system exists show a significant decrease of preventable deaths among severely injured patients.
The Emergency Room is located in the main hospital building at 1401 West 5th Street in Sheridan.
When Should I Call 911?
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911:
- Loss of consciousness
- Chest pains/signs or symptoms of a stroke or heart attack
- Pregnancy bleeding/complications
- Falls from greater than seven feet
- Infants, especially with a fever >103
- Life-threatening allergic reactions
- Severe burns
- Choking (cannot breathe or talk)
- Severe abdominal pain
- Near drowning
- Electrical shock
To contact Poison Control, call: 1.800.222.1222