Expert care without the wait.
When you want expert care and don’t want to wait, come to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center’s Emergency Department. We’re dedicated to better service, quicker answers and higher quality of care.
Meet Dr. Liz Maranto
Medical Director, Emergency Department
Our No Wait Emergency Department means that instead of going to the waiting room, you’ll be assessed right away and sent to the appropriate level of care.
Patient-centered care is a primary focus for us. That’s why we did a thorough review to find ways to increase our efficiency for emergencies. The result? We’ve sped up the process for our E.R. patients and taken the waiting room out of the equation.
Our new streamlined approach cuts your total time spent in the E.R., helping ease the stress of an emergency visit and getting you the care you need as soon as possible. So, why wait for emergency care when you can receive quick, quality care at our No Wait Emergency Department.
A skilled team of board-certified emergency physicians and highly trained nurses use high tech tools to care for you.
When you arrive at the E.R., you will be seen promptly by an experienced emergency clinician. As a Level II Trauma Center, we have specialized services, qualified staff and state-of-the-art technology to handle every type of emergency. And we're Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) by the State of Illinois, which means we're equipped to provide the highest level of care for children.
If your condition requires care beyond the Emergency Department, Our Lady of the Resurrection has specialists, including interventional cardiologists, neurologists and orthopedic surgeons, available 24/7.
Our emergency and specialty physicians have access to the latest medical techniques and imaging technology to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases — giving you increased comfort, quicker answers and more accurate treatments.
Up to six times faster than previous scanners, our GE LightSpeed ® 64-slice CT produces highly detailed 3-D images of virtually every part of the body-from the organs and blood vessels to the bones and spinal cord.
Our GE Signa ® HDx 3 Tesla MRI gives results faster and in more detail than other MRI systems. Its superb image quality helps us diagnose a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and abdominal and musculoskeletal problems.
When seconds count, we are well equipped to provide the rapid care you need.
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and a Certified Primary Stroke Center. Why is this important? For heart attack and stroke victims, it can mean the difference between life and death.
Is it a heart attack? Know the warning signs:
- Pain or discomfort in the center of the chest
- Discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Cold sweat
- Nausea or lightheadedness
Call 911 if you or someone with you has any of these symptoms.
Is it a stroke? Act F.A.S.T.
Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he/she repeat the sentence correctly?
If the person shows any of these symptoms, call 911 or get to the hospital fast. Every second counts because brain cells could be dying.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
We received this accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers because we have proven our ability to diagnose and treat patients with chest pain quickly and successfully. Accredited Chest Pain Centers have been found to significantly increase the survival rate of patients suffering a heart attack.
Certified Primary Stroke Center
Thanks to proven positive results for patients, we have earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission. This means that any patient who arrives at our E.R. with signs or symptoms of a stroke is assessed and treated efficiently and effectively.
Knowing whether or not you need emergency care is not always clear, but you should call 911 or go to a hospital emergency department immediately if you or someone you are with experiences any of these symptoms.:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
- Sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision
- Confusion or change in mental status
- Any sudden, severe pain
- Bleeding that won't stop
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Suicidal or homicidal feelings