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Emergency Services

Emergency Care You Can Trust.

When you have an emergency, you need fast, compassionate and expert ER care you can trust. From an average door-to-doctor time of only 17 minutes, to ER Patient Experience that ranks #1 in Adventist Health System, to nationally recognized expertise in quality and safety, Florida Hospital Carrollwood offers the critical care you need, when you need it most.

Whether you or your family needs medical attention for minor bumps, scrapes, burns or life-threatening conditions, our board-certified, board-eligible emergency physicians and nurses are ready to help you. Our emergency room is staffed and prepared 24/7 to provide quick, expert, compassionate care to you and your family.

17-Minute Door-to-Doctor Average as of Oct-Dec '17 Data

Why choose Florida Hospital Carrollwood for your Emergency Care?

We have affiliated with, and adopted clinical protocols from, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital evidence‐based standards of care for pediatric emergency medicine and are committed to creating more access to quality pediatric care for our community.

The compassionate care provided by our board-certified emergency physicians and highly trained ER staff helps to reduce stress and anxiety for patients and their family members – which is why we ranked #1 in ER Patient Experience in Adventist Health System as of December 2017.

One of the Nation’s Top General Hospitals for Quality and Safety by Leapfrog
Awarded one of the nation’s Top General Hospitals for Quality and Safety by the Leapfrog Group, and Florida Hospital Carrollwood offers critical care when you need it most, backed by nationally recognized expertise.

2018 Women’s Choice Award
Earned the 2017 Women’s Choice Award, 'America's Best Hospitals’. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award we’re part of an elite network of healthcare facilities and corporations across America whom are all committed to empowering women to make smart healthcare and consumer choices.

Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers
Earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

The Leapfrog Group Top General Hospital 2017Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals Patient SafetyAdvanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

What are emergency services?

For an injury, sickness, mental illness or medical condition that arises suddenly and requires immediate attention to avoid death or disability, Florida Hospital Carrollwood emergency services is ready to help. We strive for fast diagnosis and treatment for our patients through smooth communication, excellent medical treatment and punctual customer service.

With our 24-hour on-call physician coverage, we provide specialist care for patients in every area of medicine, including:

  • Cardiology
  • General surgery (including thoracic)
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Gastroenterology

Even in an emergency room setting, Florida Hospital Carrollwood’s mission to bring the most advanced medical procedures and technology to our community still stands. Our state-of-the-art technology helps our expert physicians provide faster, more precise diagnosis and treatment.

What You Need to Know Before Visiting the Emergency Room

Knowing when to seek emergency medical services for your family can help save their lives. The list below includes many of the symptoms of a sickness, injury or mental illness that requires emergency services:

  • Symptoms of a suspected stroke
  • Symptoms of a suspected heart attack
  • Complicated fractures (broken bones)
  • Poisoning
  • Deep wounds
  • Vomiting/coughing up blood
  • Serious trauma to the head
  • Major allergic reactions
  • Severe difficulty breathing
  • Serious burns

Remember, this is only a sample of the symptoms you or your loved one may have when they are in need of emergency services. When in doubt, call 911.

To expedite care, it’s important to be prepared with the necessary information our emergency room staff needs to begin diagnosis and treatment. Please bring the following information with you in case of an emergency:
 
  1. Insurance Card
  2. Photo I.D.
  3. Name and phone number of your primary care doctor
  4. A list of medications you currently take and any drug allergies
  5. Advance directives: Living Will, Do-Not-Resuscitate orders and Power of Attorney. When you arrive at the Florida Hospital Carrollwood emergency room, the first thing to expect is assessed by a registered nurse (RN) to evaluate your medical condition to determine the order in which patients will be seen. The most immediate, life-threatening conditions will be seen first. The nurse will ask for your information and check your vital signs.