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Emergency Care

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or seek treatment at the nearest emergency department.

In an emergency, you want exceptional care fast. It's right here, at Lake Regional Hospital. We are the only hospital between Columbia and Springfield that is a state-designated center for trauma, stroke and heart attack.

State-Designated Level III Trauma Center

Our Emergency Department provides 24-hour emergency medical service to a five-county area. The Emergency Department team includes full-time emergency physicians and nursing staff trained in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and trauma care. Lake Regional receives patients from seven ground ambulance services and an air ambulance based at the hospital.

State-Designated Level II STEMI Center

STEMI is a technical name for a heart attack. Lake Regional's Emergency Department is beating the clock for heart attack care, with the help of our cardiologists, Cath Lab staff and local EMS providers. Learn more about heart care at Lake Regional.

State-Designated Level II Stroke Center

Lake Regional Health System offers comprehensive stroke treatment and care for recovery. Learn more about stroke care at Lake Regional.