Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine Doctors in Atoka, OK
Atoka County Medical Center (ACMC) provides 24/7 emergency care for patients with acute critical needs. Our EMS department treats more than 12,000 patients each, providing the best quality care, with five beds and two trauma rooms. In addition, our highly trained medical staff is supported by 24-hour coverage of our testing facilities, including laboratory and radiology.
ACMC also works closely with life flight services, which are designed to rapidly transport critical patients – who need specialized care not available at ACMC – either from our healthcare facility or from the scene of an accident.
“Golden Hour Award”
It has long been known that the best chance for survival following a traumatic injury occurs when an injured person is seen and treated within an hour of the event. This hour is known as the “golden hour” and the chance of survival for a level one trauma patient decreases significantly after it has passed. In order to take the most advantage of the “golden hour,” it is essential to waste as little time as possible at the scene and to rapidly transport the patient to a level one trauma center.
This past year, the OU Trauma Team recognized Atoka County Medical Center with the Golden Hour Award. When the Department of Corrections/semi-crash happened, the OU Trauma Center was involved in the rapid triage, treatment, and transfer of those involved. The OU Trauma Center received one patient within an hour of being notified, and the others shortly thereafter. Atoka County Medical Center is a level four emergency trauma center. In order for a state trauma system to work, paramedics, ambulance services, and other hospitals, from the largest metro hospital to the smallest community hospital, must be committed to getting the patient to the level 1 trauma center within the “golden hour.”
Health emergencies always come unexpectedly and require expert urgent care for the best results. We are here to provide you with this service whenever you need it. To learn more about our EMS services, contact Atoka County Medical Center’s Emergency Department at (580) 889-3333.