American Fork Hospital's 17-bed Emergency Department (ED) provides emergency treatment for acute medical conditions 24 hour a day, seven days a week. We offer the community compassionate attention from our highly trained team of physicians, registered nurses, technicians and support staff.
The Emergency Department treats patients of all ages - from infants through adults. Patients are seen in order of acuity, meaning those with the most severe conditions are seen first. However, the goal of the department is to have a doctor see every patient within 30 minutes of their arrival. All physicians in the ED are board certified in emergency medicine.
Upon arrival at the ED, each patient will be seen by a triage nurse and then taken to a treatment room as quickly as possible. Registration takes place in the treatment rooms. Patients who may need financial assistance for their visit may request information from the registrar who visits with them.
The hospital is also a station for Intermountain Life Flight. Through Life Flight, we are able to transport patients and bring highly specialized emergency equipment and medical personnel to remote areas or accident scenes where time is of the essence. The Life Flight crews consist of highly trained nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists and physicians who provide patients with the best possible care during transport.