James has become a dear friend to many of the staff at GCGH. Unfortunately, that relationship began with an emergency. James called our Emergency Room one day and said he needed help. He was driving himself to Greene County General Hospital during a heart attack.
When he arrived, our staff found him unresponsive in his vehicle. He was immediately brought into the ER and stabilized. Having an ER close to home was literally the difference between life and death for James. He now credits GCGH with saving his life twice over.
You might recognize his face from a billboard as you drive around Greene County. We recognize his smile in the cafeteria, always with a kind word for our staff. We know James and everyone has a choice, even in an emergency. We’re so glad he chose life and family and the life-saving services at GCGH’s Emergency Room.
Greene County General Hospital’s Emergency Room provides high quality, cost-efficient care with the latest technology and equipment. Whether you are experiencing the chest pain and shortness of breath common during a heart attack or have suffered some kind of trauma or injury, count on our ever-ready ER team to be there when you need them.
Equipped to provide emergency transfer to trauma centers or other hospitals when necessary, Greene County General Hospital can stabilize critical patients and provide life-saving care.
It isn’t always easy to know when you truly need to visit the Emergency Room.
Emergency Room visits are more expensive than urgent care or visiting a primary care physician due to the resources and level of training that is available there 24/7. Often patients visit the ER when their time and money could be spent much more wisely at urgent care or simply by waiting and visiting their primary care physician.
Learning to recognize a medical emergency – and knowing how to respond to it – can literally mean the difference between life and death. You can learn more in our online health library.