Emergency rooms should be close to home. You don’t want to travel far during an emergency.
Emergencies are scary. Whether you or your loved one is traveling to the emergency room by car or ambulance, you want it to be close to where you are. And you don’t want to wait for care when you get there.
At HCA Midwest Health we are committed to bringing care close to where you live, work and play. We currently have 11 emergency rooms and 8 urgent care locations conveniently located throughout the Kansas City area. Urgent Care can be a great option for sicknesses or injuries that do not require a trip to the ER, happen outside of normal business hours or when you cannot get an immediate appointment with your primary care doctor.
What is a freestanding emergency room?
In order to bring emergency services even closer to your home, over the last few years, HCA Midwest Health has been investing in the development of community based emergency rooms. A community based ER is an emergency room that is located away from a hospital campus. Sometimes they may be also referred to as a freestanding or stand-alone emergency room. They are specially designed to get people connected to the right care as quickly as possible. Community based ERs require less space and resources then a new hospital, so they can be placed more conveniently within your local community and closer to your front door. Community based ERs are open 24/7 and offer the same level of quality care as a traditional hospital ER. And just like any of the HCA Midwest Health hospital emergency rooms, they have little to no wait times. HCA Midwest Health ERs offer the shortest wait times in the Kansas City region.
The ER of Shawnee, which opened in November 2014, is a great example of the impact a community based emergency room can have on the community which it is a part. Recently, the ER of Shawnee was awarded the Downtown Impact Award by the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and was also named among the best in emergency care in the Shawnee Dispatch’s Best of Shawnee 2016, as voted by community residents.
Emergency Care Close to Home
HCA Midwest Health is committed to bringing convenient care closer to you. With over 150 locations throughout the Kansas City region, we are never far from where you are.