1035 West Wayne Street, Paulding, Ohio 45879
Phone: 419.399.4080, Toll Free: 1.800.741.1743

Medical and Inpatient Services: Emergency Department

In an emergency, seconds count. The team at Paulding County Hospital is ready 24 hours a day to treat a wide variety of emergency medical situations.

Our emergency physicians, nurses and clinicians are supported by dedicated professionals in cardio-pulmonary services, radiology, laboratory, and surgery. All of our ER physician and nursing staff are required to have ACLS and PALS certification.

A new program has been added to our Emergency Room. PCH is now a member of the Stroke Care Now Network. If a patient comes into the ER and appears to have the symptoms of a stroke, there is expert help just seconds away. With our specialized video equipment, a neurologist in Fort Wayne can immediately observe the patient for certain signs and symptoms and can assist the ER physician in immediately diagnosing a stroke. If treatment has been initiated within three hours of onset of a stroke, most strokes can be reversed.

Important facts about recognizing a potential stroke victim: Use the initials STR:

  • S - Ask the individual to SMILE.
  • T - Ask the person to TALK and speak a simple coherent sentence (Ex- It is sunny out today.)
  • R - Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks take the potential stroke victim to the Emergency Room to be evaluated.

So many common injuries and illnesses can be avoided if only simple guidelines are followed. Here are a few safety reminders:

  • Wear your seatbelt and properly restrain children whenever you are in a vehicle.
  • Do not drink and drive.
  • Keep poisons in a cabinet that is out-of-reach of children and never remove labels from poisons.
  • Never use gasoline to start a fire.
  • Use lighter fluid only as directed by the label instructions when grilling.
  • Keep matches and lighters in a safe place.
  • Create a fire plan with your family that includes alternate routes out of a burning house and a meeting place where everyone would go and stay after leaving the burning house.
  • Observe safety precautions listed on all machinery and equipment.
  • Never remove safety guards or other safety devices installed by the manufacturer.
  • Know CPR. In a heart attack, CPR administered quickly can mean the difference between life and death. Contact Paulding County Hospital, 419.399.1133, for CPR training courses.
  • Learn to swim and enroll children in swimming lessons conducted by a qualified lifeguard/swimming instructor.
  • Teach your children how and when to dial 9-1-1.

We hope you lead a safe, healthy life. But when accidents happen, the emergency department at Paulding County Hospital is here to help you.