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Emergency services

When you're dealing with a medical emergency—including heart attack symptoms or signs of a stroke—you just can't wait for your doctor's office to open up and take your appointment. You need emergency care. And the Great Plains Health 24-hour emergency room is your top choice for that lifesaving care.

Our 12-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.

A brand new, expanded emergency department opening in November 2019

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 Joint Commission-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 and vascular center 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 20 minutes from arrival. And our overall wait time is an average of 173 minutes, which is significantly lower than the national average of four hours.

Meet our ER physicians

Our advanced practitioners are vital members of our emergency medicine team.

  • Analisa Colglazier, APRN
  • Cody Kimberling, PA
  • Stasia Langenfeld, PA
  • Danny Roelfs, PA
  • Laurie Soper, APRN

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