When minutes matter, we’re moments away.
At TriStar Centennial Medical Center, our network of fast, friendly emergency departments provides the highest quality care when you need it most. Our 24/7 ER care doesn’t stop downtown — we offer multiple locations throughout the community to give you access to care where you live and work.
If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
- Open 24 hours a day
- All-private treatment rooms equipped with advanced technology
- Expert emergency medicine specialists
- Accredited Chest Pain Center
- Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center
- Telemedicine Technology
- Access to on-call network of highly specialized physicians
- AirStrip CARDIOLOGY for real-time, remote electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring of heart attack patients
- Dedicated ERs for women and children
- Convenient, connected locations throughout the community
Recognizing the Symptoms...
Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. In both cases, time is crucial. Being able to recognize the symptoms can help save the life of you or someone you love:
Chest pain is often a symptom of heart disease. It occurs when the blood vessels leading to the heart are blocked. This results in less blood, and therefore less oxygen, reaching the heart muscle. When the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen, chest pain and other symptoms result. Chest pain of any kind deserves a medical evaluation to determine its cause.
Other symptoms may include:
- Shortness of breath & difficulty breathing
- Unexplained anxiety
- Weakness of fatigue
- Cold sweat
Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease. It affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or a burst. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of a stroke quickly:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause