The diagnosis and emergency treatment of victims of accidents or other forms of trauma as well as the treatment of patients with various medical problems requiring immediate treatment.
FHN Memorial Hospital offers 24-hour emergency medical care. The Emergency Department staff at FHN responds first to those with the most serious acute cases, treating all others in accordance with the severity of their illness or injury. Top priority is given to individuals in a life-threatening situation, such as cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, unstable vital signs or severe injury. Also taking precedence are urgent conditions which are not immediately life-threatening, such as chest pain, a severe allergic reaction, or a stabilized serious injury. Patients may also be triaged into Convenient Care, a special service within the Emergency Department which is dedicated to treating minor injuries and illnesses.
The FHN Emergency Department also is equipped with a helipad, where transport helicopters can land and take off.
Emergency Preparedness Team
The FHN emergency preparedness team works regularly with such agencies as the Freeport Fire Department; Freeport Police Department; Stephenson County Health Department; Stephenson County Sherriff's Department; Stephenson County Emergency Management Agency; Stephenson County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC); area fire and ambulance services; and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Find out more.