What Sets Us Apart

Our emergency room team includes 22 doctors who are board-certified in emergency medicine and supported by specially-trained nurses. We also have doctors who specialize in trauma surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, cardiac emergencies and other specialties ready to help. 

Services We Offer

  • Accredited Chest Pain Center. Our Chest Pain Center is the only one in the Northland to earn the American College of Cardiology's highest level of accreditation for chest pain treatment. This means our response time in a cardiac emergency is faster than national recommendations.
  • Level I STEMI Center. STEMI is a common name for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a serious heart attack caused by a blockage in one of the heart's main arteries. NKCH is the only hospital in the Northland, and only one of three hospitals in the metro, to achieve Level I designation, the highest level awarded. It means we have the staff and technology needed to provide heart attack patients with quick and responsive care that results in improved survival and recovery rates.
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Fast, high quality emergency response before you even arrive at the hospital thanks to our partnerships with area paramedics 
  • Access to crisis intervention counselors, social workers and other support services professionals
  • COVERSA, our forensic nursing program. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) perform a complete, comprehensive forensic exam with evidence collection and documentation.