Ozarks Medical Center Emergency Department
OMC Emergency Department
1100 Kentucky Avenues
West Plains, MO
About the Emergency Department
- Designed to treat the more than 20,000 patients who visit the OMC Emergency
Department each year
- Private registration areas
- 2 large, private trauma/major medical rooms
- State-of-the-art cardiac monitoring system
- Decontamination room
- Advanced technological headboard designs
- Expanded waiting areas
- Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
16 Private Patient Rooms, including 2 major medical trauma rooms, are designed
to provide adequate space to comfortably treat the more than 20,000 patients
who seek care from OMC's Emergency Department each year.
Each room has a state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring system by Nihon Kohden.
12-lead EKG capabilities to measure the electrical activity of the heartbeat
and access to Portable Imaging Equipment. In addition, two of the patient
rooms are negative pressure with systems that can be activated to prevent
contaminated air in the rooms from reaching other parts of the hospital or ED.
Each room has a television and telephone to make the patient and their
family more comfortable.
The new Emergency Department offers direct access to the OMC Laboratory,
which has a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week staff that includes degreed
medical technologists who can perform almost any lab testing in house.
A patient nutrition station can provide food and beverages for Emergency
A private patient consult room is available for families, who may be in
need of a private area to speak with a physician.
A decontamination area can be accessed from the exterior of the hospital
to keep harmful contaminants out of the hospital. The decontamination
room includes several different kinds of showers to accommodate the different
decontamination needs of various chemicals.