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The Emergency Room at PMHC has six private exam rooms and is equipped to stabilize and treat a variety of emergency conditions. It is staffed 24/7 by physicians, physicians assistants, registered nurses, and paramedics who are trained in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and advanced trauma care.

Basic Level Trauma Center

Phelps Memorial is designated as a Basic Level Trauma Center. This designation from the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services signifies our commitment to providing quality care to trauma patients. For more information on the Nebraska Statewide Trauma System, go to

Medical Emergency Warning Signs

When should I go to the Emergency Room? The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) provides the following warning signs that may indicate a medical emergency:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.

  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure.

  • Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness.

  • Changes in vision.

  • Confusion or changes in mental status.

  • Any sudden or severe pain.

  • Uncontrolled bleeding.

  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea.

  • Coughing or vomiting blood.

  • Suicidal feelings.

  • Difficulty speaking.

  • Unusual abdominal pain.

Emergency Room Phone: 308.995.2861