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Emergency Center

Designed with You in Mind

Providence St. Mary Emergency Center supports the hospital’s ongoing commitment to emergency and trauma care. It’s designed to enhance patient privacy and dignity, maintain security and safety, and provide medical staff with an efficient, well-equipped facility to provide the highest level of care.

True Emergency Specialists

No other emergency center in the valley is staffed 24 hours a day with emergency doctors who are true specialists – board certified and residency trained in emergency medicine – as well as nurses trained in emergency care. As a Level III Trauma Center, Providence St. Mary Emergency Center is the primary receiving hospital for trauma care in the region.

Walla Walla Emergency Center Features

  • Two separate, covered entries – one for ambulatory patients, one for ambulances. The ambulance entrance can be used as a triage center in the event of a mass-casualty incident.
  • Fifteen private patient care rooms, including two for triage. In addition to general exam rooms, we offer rooms designed for the most severe critical care/trauma, pediatric care, orthopedic exams and procedures, plus gynecological, and ear, nose and throat exams. Several rooms are equipped for observation or longer stays of 8 to 24 hours. We also offer a security exam room for patients who may be a danger to self or others due to mental illness or drug and alcohol use.
  • A dedicated reception area, separate from the rest of the facility, with space for 20 to 30 people to wait comfortably in small groups. Amenities include a water fountain, TV viewing area, children’s play area and nearby restrooms and vending machines.
  • When a loved one has suffered a potentially life-threatening illness or injury, our private family room allows loved ones to gather as a group. Doctors and other staff can reach this room without going through public corridors.
  • Our computerized HVAC system can isolate the emergency center’s air supply and control airflow to individual rooms to prevent airborne pathogens from escaping into other areas. And, the system can create additional positive airflow to keep outside air out, in case of a disaster in the community involving a chemical or biohazard.
  • There’s direct access from the medical center’s heliport to the emergency center via a ramp.
  • A centrally-located nurses station with a private area for physician dictation and consultation.
  • State-of-the-art computer and information systems.