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Emergency services

When you're dealing with a medical emergency—including heart attack symptoms or signs of a stroke—minutes matter. You need emergency care. And the Great Plains Health 24-hour emergency room is your top choice for that lifesaving care.

Our 26-bed emergency department is open around-the-clock, and our team is one of the most experienced in the North Platte, Nebraska, region.

Skilled and compassionate emergency experts

Our emergency physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine and are supported by a medical staff who, combined, are board-certified in more than 28 specialties. We are staffed by dedicated emergency department nurses, many of whom hold advanced certifications in emergency care.

Our team has access to state-of-the-art equipment, including an around-the-clock comprehensive diagnostic imaging program (complete with 64-slice CT and MRI) and a surgical intensive care unit.

North Platte's level III trauma center

As a certified level III trauma center, Great Plains Health offers the greatest depth and breadth of advanced specialties and emergency services in west central Nebraska.

Your cardiovascular care and stroke center choice

We are home to Nebraska's only CIHQ-designated Primary Stroke Center. When a stroke strikes, minutes count. Getting care from a qualified team in a recognized Stroke Center means tapping into high-quality therapies, including medications, when you need them. That could make all the difference in terms of your stroke recovery.

We're also home to the only interventional Heart Institute west of Kearney. Whether you're dealing with heart attack symptoms or struggling with symptoms that you think might hint at an underlying heart issue, our team of expert cardiologists are here to help. And you'll get assessed quickly in our emergency room.

Care when you just can't wait

Making your visit quick, efficient and comfortable as possible is a top priority. On average, our patients see a doctor in less than 15 minutes from arrival. The average time from arrival to the emergency department to the time you discharge home is 110 minutes, which is lower than the national average.

Meet our ER physicians

Our advanced practice providers are vital members of the team at Great Plains Health. Meet the team here.

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