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Emergency Services

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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.  You can't predict an emergency, but when one strikes the physicians and staff of Fulton County Hospital are prepared with comprehensive 24-hour emergency care.

Fulton County Hospital has a 5-bed emergency department for all non-routine, off-hour medical emergencies. People with any medical emergency should feel confident about the care they or their family will receive at the Fulton County Hospital Emergency Department. The emergency room is staffed with a physician, in-house, 24/7.

Fulton County Hospital is able to serve the community with up-to-date equipment, and highly trained nursing and emergency personnel. The emergency rooms are stocked with condition-specific equipment, such as cardiac and trauma, which allows all patients to receive a higher level of healthcare.

Fulton County Hospital's ambulance services began in 1974. In 1978 it became an essential service and was staffed by emergency medical technicians. Fulton County Hospital has two fully staffed ambulance bases located at the hospital and one located in Mammoth Spring.

The Fulton County Hospital Ambulance Service is staffed with professional EMTs and Paramedics who are licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health EMS Division. The EMTs are certified in Basic life support (BLS) and the Paramedics are certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) pediatric advanced life support (PALS) Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), and HAZ-MAT.

In 1989 a lighted heliport was constructed at the hospital. Now once major emergency patients are stabilized, they can quickly be transported to a major hospital that specializes in the needs of that patient.

Many local ambulance services deliver patients to the emergency room at Fulton County Hospital. In addition, the covered ambulance bay at the new ER enters directly into the emergency room for quicker patient care and also allows those services to transfer patients without worry of rain or snow.