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Emergency Services

Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Emergency Department

At Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, we set the highest standards of care for patients in our emergency department. All of our physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine. It is an extra measure of training that enables us to provide highest level of immediate care, and the experience to know when it is in the patient’s best interest to coordinate a transfer. All of our registered nurses exceed standard requirements for emergency services work, and are certified in Adult Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is committed to excellence in all aspects of emergency care for our Orange City, Florida community.

If this is a medical emergency do not contact the hospital, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Emergency Care Classifications

When patients are triaged, assigns a “classification” to help determine the order in which they are taken to the treatment area. Each individual’s medical condition determines a classification of emergent, urgent or non-urgent.

Emergent Classification

Patients with a potential life-threatening condition or those requiring immediate medical attention are immediately taken to the treatment area.

Urgent Classification

This classification is given to patients who require medical attention within a period of a few hours because they face further injury or infection if they are not treated. Urgent patients are brought to the treatment area in the order of their arrival, after all Emergent patients.

Non-urgent Classification

Non-urgent patients have relatively minor conditions or ones that do not necessarily require the resources of an Emergency Department, such as the flu, sore throats, fevers, nausea, etc. These patients are seen in the order of their arrival after the Emergent and Urgent patients.