Emergency Care in Wellington

If you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Wellington Regional Medical Center
10101 Forest Hill Boulevard
Wellington, FL 33414
Phone: 561-798-8500

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If you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

When you or someone near you faces a medical emergency, quickness and experience are extremely important. The Emergency Department at Wellington Regional Medical Center offers both — qualified and well-trained emergency physicians and other healthcare professionals, and a streamlined evaluation and treatment process so you can get the care you need as quickly as possible. In addition to treating serious illnesses and injuries, our staff also treats minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises.

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ER Reserve lets you request a time (up to 12 hours in advance) at the ER at Westlake for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses such as: flu, sore throat, earache, cough or cold, muscle strains and sprains.​

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What to Expect When Arriving for Care

Sudden illness or injury can occur without warning, and while no one typically plans a trip to the ER, everyone should know what to expect after they arrive.

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Heart Attack Care

Wellington Regional provides rapid response heart attack treatment. The hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation by the American College of Cardiology. The accreditation was based on a rigorous onsite assessment of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

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Stroke Care

Wellington Regional has been designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, is a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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ER at Westlake Now Open

ER at Westlake is a freestanding emergency department that is staffed 24/7 with an ER physician and other medical staff and is capable of treating general emergency cases from cuts and bruises to heart attacks and strokes.

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Reduced Wait Times in the Emergency Department

Reducing wait times begins with a shortened registration process that may include bedside registration. Patients are quickly triaged — evaluated to assess the severity of their illnesses and injuries — then admitted to a room. There, they are examined by a healthcare provider and all laboratory work and radiology tests are ordered. The hospital's electronic medical record system helps healthcare professionals expedite care.

"ED volume has increased steadily over the last few years," says David Soria, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine. "We realized we could improve the patient experience by expediting patient flow, which requires a commitment from nearly every department."

In addition, a fast track is available for patients with minor colds and illnesses.

Comprehensive Range of Emergency Services

Wellington Regional's spacious Emergency Department offers rapid response heart attack treatment, a stroke team on standby and teleneurology services that can bring a neurologist to the bedside 24 hours per day, seven days a week to help assess and treat patients. We are specially trained to assist equestrians and an orthopedic surgeon is on-call to treat orthopedic injuries.

While efficiency is a focus, high-quality care and safety are always priorities. The staff is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care and to taking the time to make sure patients understand their conditions and treatments. Emergency Department has a dedicated patient liaison to ensure all of your patient care needs are met.