What are the most complicated conditions that can be treated in Sonora Regional Medical Center’s emergency department?
The Medical Center’s emergency department can treat any condition but for certain things like chest trauma, brain lesions or really sick pediatric patients we will stabilized and we would transfer them to a facility that has the specialty coverage to manage their treatment. We have good relationships with other hospitals that have thoracic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and pediatric intensivists and we have systems in place to transfer patients when their condition requires this specific type of care. If you come in to the emergency department and have a condition that we are unable to manage in our hospital, we will discuss this with the patient or patient’s family and, if agreed to, contact other hospitals that have the capabilities to best care for your condition. Sometimes this takes a few hours and multiple calls to find a facility that has the services needed and a bed available.