In life threatning situations, having Emergency Care you can depend on is crucial. With three Emergency Care locations in Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Oelwein, you can rest easy. Our Emergency Care teams include physicians, nurses and other medical personnel who are specially trained in emergency medicine.
- Covenant Medical Center Emergency (Area Level III Trauma Center & AirCare™)
- Sartori Memorial Hospital Emergency (Community Level IV Trauma Designation)
- Mercy Hospital Emergency (Community Level IV Trauma Designation)
Our ambulance departments provide 24-hour emergency paramedic response and treatment to people en route to area hospitals. And when the situation calls for air transportation, our emergency helicopter service is available to transport accident victims, medical personnel and equipment to and from accident scenes and hospitals.
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Covenant Medical Center Works with Fire and Rescue Teams to Save Lives
A team of medical experts from Covenant Medical Center have reached out to local EMS personnel and critical access hospitals to provide educational presentations on STEMI Alerts (ST Elevation MI).
EMS personnel who answer a call for a heart attack now have the ability to call a STEMI alert in the field, providing a rapid response for an acute MI. The less time that passes, less damage is done to the heart muscle. By calling a STEMI alert from the field, the EMT is able to get the cath team assembled and into the cath lab ready for the incoming patient, bypassing the ER. This is a critical step in saving the lives of patients in an emergent situation.