Tennity Emergency Department at Eisenhower Medical Center
Getting to the Emergency Department
In the case of an emergency, it is best to call 911 for assistance. While it may feel like a long wait for an ambulance, the wait is usually only minutes - far less than the amount of time to drive to the nearest hospital. As one recent national article stated, the most "saveable" person is one whose collapse is immediately reported to 911. Emergency services personnel are able to assess the situation and, depending on the emergency, can often begin vital lifesaving services en route to the hospital.
Never drive yourself to the hospital if you think you are having a stroke or heart attack. And if you are a family member, friend or bystander, please call 911. Minutes do make a difference, and emergency services personnel can help save a life.
Not sure when to use the Emergency Department or Eisenhower Urgent Care? Click on the link on the right of this page called "When to call an ambulance, go to the emergency room, or visit an urgent care."
About Eisenhower's Tennity Emergency Department
In 2009 Eisenhower Medical Center unveiled its newly expanded Tennity Emergency Department. Named for Eisenhower supporters Marilyn and Bill Tennity, the 44,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility more than doubles the size of Eisenhower’s emergency department with a total of 42 treatment areas.
The Tennity Emergency Department was designed to create a safe, healing environment for patients and families. All of the 37 new treatment rooms are private, and decorated with warm, soothing colors. The ceilings feature photographic slide shows of natural scenes, such as beaches and mountains, which patients can watch from their beds as they are examined and treated.
The new rooms have been praised by both families and medical staff for the privacy and safety they afford patients — private rooms are not only more comfortable, but also more effective for infection control.
The facility has a number of additional features that will help physicians and nurses enhance patient care. Each room is wired with the latest computer technology and contains its own computer, so that the medical team can enter and review patient data immediately.
In addition to the private rooms, there are also four trauma bays, which can accommodate two patients each. The bays are designed like an operating room theater, increasing Eisenhower’s ability to treat multiple trauma victims in the event of a major accident or disaster.
The expanded emergency department also includes the latest in seismic upgrades, and now exceeds all state and federal requirements for earthquake safety.