Highland Community Hospital's Emergency Department is one of the main gateways to the hospital. The Emergency Department is conveniently located on the west side of the hospital. Highland's professional health care team provides efficient and effective care for every type of illness, injury and trauma. If the need arises, patients may be transferred to Forrest General's Emergency Department or Trauma Center.
A nurse screens patients based on their clinical symptoms and needs. Whether emergent or non-urgent, patients are seen by either a competent, caring physician or nurse practitioner to evaluate their specific needs and direct their personal plan of treatment.
As a member of the statewide trauma system and a partner of Forrest General Hospital, Highland is able to arrange for complex specialized care in an organized and timely manner. As a dedicated staff of emergency physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals, Highland's medical team is trained and ready to respond to meet the unique needs of each patient.