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Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at St. Patrick Hospital is the region's leader when it comes to providing emergency critical care. St. Pat's emergency service covers western Montana and northern Idaho and is the only Level II Trauma Center in the region. St. Patrick Hospital was the first Accredited Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center in western Montana.

Prepared for Any Situation

In a typical day, our teams of highly trained medical providers treat illness and injuries ranging from a cut finger to major trauma resulting from an injury or accident. Our specially trained Pediatric and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Registered Nurses, Emergency Medicine Board Certified Physicians and support staff are prepared for the most complex and challenging patients that may arrive day or night without notice.

The Emergency Department is equipped with a full language interpreter service and a team of case managers and clinical social workers to assure the details of your Emergency Department stay, hospital admission or transfer are taken care of.

In 2011, the St. Pat's Emergency Department treated over 27,000 patients with 18% requiring hospital admission. With Missoula and the surrounding area growing every year, the staff of the Emergency Department is dedicated to continually reviewing and improving patient care and visitor’s experiences.

Only Level II Trauma Center in Western Montana

St. Patrick Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center in western Montana, providing 24-hour availability of emergency essential specialties, medical staff and equipment. This means the Emergency Department has specialty physicians on-call 24/7, including trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, pulmonologist, intensivists, anesthesiologists and orthopedists.

Once the Emergency Department staff stabilizes a patient, they may be admitted to St. Patrick Hospital for acute care until they are ready to go home. If advanced life support is needed, patients can be transferred to the nearest Level 1 Trauma Center. Learn more: