Emergency Services 
 
 
 
 
Signage from Monroe Street to ER Entrance 

When a medical emergency strikes, you deserve fast and efficient care close to home.  At JFK Memorial's Emergency Department, you will receive expert and compassionate care from highly trained professionals.  Our team of emergency health professionals provide high quality care in treating a wide range of conditions from broken bones to life threatening injury or illness.

The Emergency Department physicians and nurses work in cooperation to provide the highest quality of care to the more than 45,000 patients who use our services each year.

JFK Memorial Hospital, a 145 bed acute hospital, has been providing medical care to residents in the Central/East Coachella Valley since 1966.  JFK Memorial Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.

For more on recent awards and distinctions.

 

 

 

 
Swine Flu Precautions 

  ATTENTION PATIENTS AND VISITORS FOR YOUR SAFETY, FOR THE SWINE FLU 

                                                           

PATIENTS

·      WHEN SIGNING IN, IMMEDIATELY REPORT RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS SUCH AS COUGH, SORE THROAT, NASAL CONGESTION OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH.

·       FOLLOW THE COVER YOUR COUGH SIGNAGE.

·       COVER YOUR COUGH/SNEEZE WITH A MASK.

·       IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MASK, USE A TISSUE OR YOUR SLEEVE.

·       WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY

·       MAY BE ASKED TO SIT IN A DESIGNATED WAITING AREA.

VISITORS

·      PLEASE DO NOT VISIT IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE HAD A RECENT EXPOSURE TO SOMEONE WITH THE FLU.

·       PRACTICE FREQUENT HAND WASHING WHILE IN THE FACILITY.

·       COVER YOUR COUGH/SNEEZE WITH A TISSUE.

Clicking here will allow you to download Guidelines For Treating Possible Swine Flu

 

 
Managing Treatment and Allowing Visitors is Crucial to Staff 
The spread of germs through basic everyday activities causes many of the visits to the Emergency Room.  On the other hand, these visits can easily be avoided.  Simple methods to protect yourself.
 
Arriving via Ambulance 
Approximately eight percent of children and two percent of adults, or two million Americans, have food allergies.   And you know that by avoiding these foods you can reduce your chances of having an allergic reaction. But in severe cases, a food allergy can cause a life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis, also known as anaphylactic shock.

Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that involves the entire body. It develops within minutes or even seconds after initial exposure to an allergen, such as an insect bite or sting, horse serum used in some vaccines, food or drug. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, abdominal pain, vomiting, slurred speech, confusion, hives, rapid or weak pulse, fainting, palpitations, diarrhea, nasal congestion and cough. Anaphylaxis requires immediate professional medical attention.

Management of Food Allergies will assist to keep you or your loved one out of the Emergency Department.