William N. Pennington Emergency Department
Saint Mary's William N. Pennington Emergency Department features 47
private treatment rooms, an in-department imaging suite and an expert
staff of doctors, nurses and technicians to meet your healthcare needs.
Becoming sick or injured is never convenient and can often be a frightening
experience; however, our professional staff is here to meet your needs,
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Remember: If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.
Saint Mary’s strives to significantly improve outcomes by reducing
treatment time and increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.
Fast Track Evaluation Process
Saint Mary’s Emergency Department features a medical provider who
works in concert with the nursing staff who triages our patients. Care
can be implemented at triage if needed, and tests can be initiated even
before a patient arrives in his or her room. By expediting care early
on, patient satisfaction increases and wait times decrease.
Computerized Physician Order Entry
Saint Mary’s utilizes a computerized physician order entry, which
reduces the risk of treatment and medication errors. The hospital also
uses arm band scanners for each patient which increases efficiency and
provides additional safety mechanisms for patients.
When it comes to heart attacks, the faster the intervention, the better
the outcome. The American Heart Association, Society of Chest Pain Centers
and American College of Cardiology all recommend a door-to-balloon time
of 90 minutes for heart attack patients. Door-to-balloon is the time it
takes for a heart attack patient to receive an angioplasty once he or
she arrives at the hospital. An angioplasty is a life-saving procedure
where a balloon-like device is used to open up the impacted artery. Saint
Mary’s interdisciplinary team of caregivers takes a collaborative
approach to patient care and is always looking for new ways to improve
door-to-balloon time for patients. We are proud of the fact that we lead
the region in door-to-balloon time, with an average of 77.6 minutes.
Senior Focused Emergency Department
Saint Mary’s offers a senior-focused emergency department with new
services aimed to enhance the level of care provided. Our team of compassionate
and friendly nurses, plus special items to help keep you comfortable show
we care in ways that truly matter.
Our senior-focused emergency department includes heated gowns to keep you
comfortable, private rooms and space for your family, pain management,
reading glasses and hearing device, Tempur-Pedic mattresses and complimentary
Additionally, we utilize a team of skilled clinicians to make sure you
get well and stay well. When you experience our senior ER, a nurse coach
is available 24 hours a day to assist and help coordinate your care. We
also have a Home Health liaison designated to assist patients in setting
up home care, if needed.
And when you leave our ER, we work closely with you to manage your long-term
health and wellness. Our clinicians develop a discharge plan with patients
and family to help you manage your care and future wellness.
Saint Mary's William N. Pennington Emergency Department
235 West Sixth Street
Reno, NV 89503