Emergency

New technology strengthens hospital- EMS communication

A year ago, when fire forced the evacuation of the nursing home across the street, Trident Medical Center’s Emergency Department could communicate quickly with all the other hospitals in the area, as well as EMS and emergency preparedness officials. What used to take multiple phone calls costing 30-40 minutes of valuable staff time instead took only a few minutes thanks to e-Net Messenger, ...

Life Happens … Experience Matters.

Your father is having chest pains. Your daughter breaks her leg. You suddenly develop the worst headache you’ve ever had. When an accident or illness strikes, are you confident when seeking emergency care?Same-Day Surgery to Meet Your Needs The Ambulatory Care Center at Summerville Medical Center has four state-of-the-art operating rooms and two endoscopy rooms, and the department offers general, ...

Thanks to Summerville Medical

“I was seen in your emergency room on Saturday, May 10, 2008.  I was brought back to an examination room almost within minutes after my arrival, being seen for chest pains and difficulty of breathing.  Two nurses, Kelly and Sarah, gave me personal, expedient and the most professional care I could have wished for.  Dr. Deborah Younger was the attending physician and was absolutely wo ...

Safety Seats Save Lives

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths in the United States?It’s true.But concerned parents should take heart. Car seats and other safety restraints are designed to protect your children every time they travel, beginning with the trip home from the hospital. Riding with proper safety restraints is the most significant way to protect you ...

Trident offers revolution to diagnose heart attacks

System Speeds Management of Chest Pain Patients

Speed and time play a critical role when it comes to diagnosing and treating patients with suspected heart attacks. Now, in a step to advance the evaluation of chest pain patients, Trident Health System has launched a new initiative intended to accelerate the rate at which the doctors can accurately and efficiently diagnose patients with suspected heart attacks. “Time is muscle. The longer we ...