Johnson Memorial Health provides emergency care when illness or injury is serious or life-threatening.
Johnson Memorial's Emergency Department is staffed by highly trained emergency physicians and nurses who are part of Central Indiana's outstanding trauma and urgent care network. Our Emergency Department is accredited as a Stroke Ready Certification hospital by the Healthcare Facility Accreditation Program (HFAP) and has been recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award® (WCA) .
When an illness or injury happens, you need to decide how serious it is and how soon to get medical care. Emergency treatment can cost 2 to 3 times more than the same care you can receive in your doctor's office.
If you are not experiencing an emergency or immediate/urgent care condition, call your doctor. If the office isn't open, the office will inform you of whom you should contact to describe your symptoms and determine the next steps for care. If your need is not life threatening or risking disability, but you are concerned you cannot see your doctor soon enough, go to the JMH Immediate Care Center or a local immediate/urgent care clinic.
Your doctor or insurance company may offer a nurse advice telephone hotline to get health care information and answer your questions.
Johnson Memorial Health has been accredited with Stroke Ready Certification by the Healthcare Facility Accreditation Program (HFAP), the nation’s original independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) . Accreditation confirms that Johnson Memorial Health is providing high quality stroke care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Our JMH team has received special training to recognize and treat stroke patients with tPA, the clot-busting drug, administered to eligible patients. Johnson Memorial Health has the ability to care for our stroke patients here locally starting in our emergency department then to home health therapy and outpatient therapy.