With new expanded facilities, DeKalb Health is advancing the care we deliver our patients and our community. Perhaps the best example of this is our new Emergency Department, a state-of-the-art centerpiece of our campus expansion.
The new, 15,000-square-foot Emergency Room at DeKalb Health offers the community immediate access to comprehensive care and increased privacy – all delivered by the same highly experienced, skilled and compassionate medical staff you’ve always found at DeKalb Health.
Upon arrival to the new DeKalb Health ER, patients enter a triage room where their condition will be assessed. That assessment will direct them to one of two dedicated care tracks – high-acuity/more urgent. In addition, processes are in place for bedside registration, and immediate bedding will take place when situations dictate. Two new waiting areas – a general area and a family/pediatric area – provide plenty of space, comfort and convenience for family and friends of patients.
The new ER at DeKalb Health offers patients and staff the latest in technological innovation and care. Computers in every room, for example, ensure medical staff immediate and secure access to electronic medical records. In addition, a digital tracking board provides doctors and nurses real-time communications and status updates regarding patient care and needs. Brand-new, state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring systems enable nursing staff and cardiologists to instantaneously monitor patient heart rhythms from a central location. Each patient bed features built-in digital scales, which can weigh patients immediately and allow for accurate calculation of medicine dosages. And a one-call system will provide quicker, direct access to area tertiary facilities.
More space overall – 15,000-plus square feet – enables DeKalb Health to provide more space to patients, in the form of 13 all-private exam and treatment rooms. These dedicated rooms include:
- Trauma room
- Two cardiac care rooms
- OB/GYN rooms
- Orthopedics room
- Hazmat shower
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT) room
- Secure treatment space for patients with mental illness or development disabilities
Center of it all
At the heart of our new ER is a spacious, centrally located nurses’ station. Designed to optimize and enhance workflow and patient monitoring, the nurse's station put all all levels of treatment rooms within direct view of nurses. Combined with the technological advances, the new ER at DeKalb Health offers patients the utmost in care, convenience and privacy.
Emergency Lifeline Information
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Authorization for Consent to Medical Treatment of Minor Child
Medical Treatment of Minor Child Form
What Does Consent For Child/Minor Mean? Hospitals are required by law to have consent from a parent or legal guardian in order to render treatment or procedures to children and minors under the age of 18. If a child/minor needs medical care and the parents are not present, the hospital must try to reach the parent before providing care.
Why Should I Fill Out a Child/Minor Consent Form? As a parent, you cannot be with your children at all times. However, there is a way to make sure your child receives the proper medical care when necessary. Whenever a child/ minor is left in the care of another responsible adult, including a babysitter, camp supervisor or grandparent, you should complete an "Authorization for Consent to Medical Treatment of Minor Child" form. You never know when an accident might happen. It is important to fill the consent forms out completely. Should medical care be necessary, the appointed adult who is caring for your child must bring the forms to the hospital.
What is The Next Step? Fill out the child consent form included in this brochure. Keep it on hand and / or provide a copy it to any caretaker of your child. Should your child need medical attention, and is in the presence of the caretaker have them bring your completed consent form in to the hospital to ensure your child is always protected—even when you’re not around.
Please be advised that certain physicians providing services to you at DeKalb Health, including emergency department physicians, anesthesiologists, pathologists and radiologists, are independent contractors and are not employees of the Hospital. Should you have any questions regarding the relationship between the physician providing services to you and the Hospital, please feel free to inquire further.