The Emergency Department at Glacial Ridge Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are a Level IV Trauma Center and designated Acute Stroke Ready Hospital. Glacial Ridge Hospital staff are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of emergency care in an efficient and timely manner. Our team of compassionate board-certified doctors, emergency-trained physician assistants, registered nurses, and other specialty care staff are available at all times. You can feel confident about the emergency care you receive in Glenwood.
By implementing leading-edge technologies such as Telestroke, eEmergency, ePharmacy, and Electronic Medical Records, our patients have a great advantage. With 24-hour access, the local care team can rely on highly-trained experts for support and collaboration when treating trauma, heart attack, stroke, and other critical conditions.
Around-the-clock eEmergency provides our attending physician and nurses immediate access to board-certified emergency physicians and registered nurses. When needed, the support and collaboration our local providers receive from the eEmergency team at Sioux Falls-based Avera Health System enhances patient care and efficiency. Many patients and their families further benefit by receiving advanced medical care here, circumventing transfers to a metropolitan hospital. When a higher level of care is needed, the eEmergency team assists our local staff in arranging and expediting seamless transfers whether by ambulance or helicopter, decreasing time to arrival.