Morris Hospital Emergency Department
Emergency and Other Relief Services
Monday to Sunday: Open 24 Hours
The Morris Hospital Emergency Department provides a walk-in option 24 hours around the clock and is the right choice for serious, life-threatening medical emergencies. At Morris Hospital, care is provided by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
While the list below does not represent every kind of symptom that could occur, if you think you or someone else may be having a medical emergency, call 911 or seek immediate medical care at a hospital emergency department:
- Chest or upper abdominal pain
- Shortness of breath, abnormal or difficulty breathing
- Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
- Changes in vision
- Difficulty speaking
- Confusion or changes in mental status, unusual behavior, difficulty waking
- Sudden or severe pain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Suicidal or homicidal feelings
- Unusual abdominal pain
- Severe headache or vomiting, especially follow a head injury (Concussion)
- Fever in children accompanied by a change in behavior
- Any significant change from normal behavior
Morris Hospital opened a brand new Emergency Department in March 2020 following a major modernization project on the hospital main campus. Some of the features of the new Emergency Department include 17 private treatment rooms, including a specialized trauma room, pediatric room, gynecology room, rapid care area, and two rooms designated for psychiatric emergencies, and decontamination facilities for biohazard emergencies. Emergency medicine physicians are specially trained to evaluate and treat patients during the early, and often most critical stages of an illness or injury.
Morris Hospital provides a higher level of care as a result of a number of specialized designations and certifications, including Level II Trauma Center designation by the Illinois Department of Public Health, an indication that Morris Hospital has the necessary expertise and resources to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of medical conditions; Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics designation by the Illinois Department of Public Health; Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, which serves as notice to the public and emergency medical services that Morris Hospital has the capacity to stabilize, diagnosis and treat acute stroke patients.