In a medical emergency, quick access to quality medical care is essential. Aultman's Emergency/Trauma Center is designed to allow the fastest access possible to the latest in emergency-care technology. Board-certified emergency medicine physicians staff the center, which is divided into three main treatment areas: a large trauma area, a critical-care area and an area for patients with minor sickness, injuries and lacerations. An on-site laboratory assists in processing test results quickly. A helicopter pad on the roof enables critical transport capabilities. Aultman's emergency medicine physicians and professional staff are available 24 hours a day. Learn more about Aultman's Emergency/Trauma Center in a feature from the Canton Repository, shown at right.
Verified Level II Trauma Center
Aultman is committed to providing 24-hour trauma care to the surrounding counties. The American College of Surgeons has verified Aultman as a Level II Trauma Center. We are the only hospital between Canton and Columbus verified to meet the standards for excellence in trauma care. Aultman has specially trained, board-certified trauma surgeons on call 24 hours a day. As a Level II facility, Aultman provides definitive care for injured patients and is committed to trauma education and prevention.
Chest Pain Center
A key component of our emergency department is our chest pain center. This unit was designed to quickly assess patients with chest pain using advanced technology and the latest diagnostic techniques. Our advanced heart catheterization lab is located right next door, if immediate intervention is required. This eliminates extra travel time and allows for prompt emergency treatment in the safest, best-equipped environment. In addition to being cared for by emergency physicians, nuclear radiologists and cardiologists, the unit is staffed with specially trained coronary-care nurses. Thanks to a well-defined protocol developed by the chest pain center, patients no longer have to spend 2-3 days in the hospital for testing, to rule out a cardiac event. We show pride in our commitment to the prompt diagnosis and treatment of chest pain. For more information please call 330-363-6203.
Pain Management in the Emergency Department
In accordance with House Bill 93, the Aultman Emergency Department follows guidelines for pain management that are safe and appropriate. You can find more information about pain management in the ED here.
Aultman Emergency Department Earns Lantern Award
The Aultman Emergency Department was among 20 recipients of the Emergency Nurses Association’s inaugural Lantern Award in 2011, given to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.