When you or a loved one needs emergency care, rest assured that the Emergency Department at Cookeville Regional is ready — staffed and equipped to meet your needs. With emergency room physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and specially trained hospital staff on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are able to provide emergency care for acutely ill patients of any age. We also have on-call specialists to support our emergency services, including surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, pulmonary/critical care specialists, obstetricians, neurologists and neurosurgeons, as well as a number of other specialists.
Patients coming to the Emergency Room will be triaged by a member of the nursing staff. Triaging is a process that helps us rapidly and safely determine which patients will need to be seen first and which ones may safely wait for care. Patients with conditions considered to be the most serious will be seen first, although it is our goal to get each patient seen and treated as quickly as possible.
You may have two family members with you at a time while in the Emergency Room. There are occasions when we may ask your family members to remain in the ER Waiting Room to allow us to give you more care or for your privacy. At any time that your family members have questions or are anxious about you, they should feel free to ask our staff about you. We are here to serve you and wish to make your visit with us as pleasant as possible.