If you think you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.
At Oak Hill Hospital, our emergency room in Brooksville, Fla. is prepared to handle any medical emergency at any time of day or night. From the area’s only pediatric ER to Hernando’s only open heart program, we strive to provide West Central Florida with exceptional, patient-centered emergency care.
Advanced Primary Stroke Center
The ER is staffed 24 hours a day by a team of doctors and nurses experienced in caring for all types of patients. Our ER team is committed to engaging and empowering patients. It's about respecting each patient's needs, values and preferences. And, at Oak Hill, it's something we live by.
Oak Hill Hospital's aggressive efficiency program has reduced ER wait times for our patients through the ongoing measurement, tracking and comparison of key emergency metrics. This ensures that in addition to providing the highest quality care, we also offer our patients the most efficient emergency care in the area.
If you think you or someone you love is experiencing a heart attack, immediately call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.
Pediatric Emergency Care Center
Our Pediatric Emergency Care Center is where children can receive age-appropriate care in an "ouch-less" environment. With eight private treatment rooms, child-friendly decor, and child-centered care techniques, children can get the care they need without the anxiety they don't.
Recognized as leader in emergency care
The Emergency Nurses Association awarded Oak Hill Hospital with the Lantern Award for the second time and is one of only 17 hospitals nationwide to receive the designation in 2014.
The award is a visible symbol of an emergency department's commitment to quality, safety, a healthy work environment and innovation in nursing practice and emergency care. Achievement of the Lantern Award indicates that the emergency department exemplifies outstanding and exemplary performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. Oak Hill Hospital was chosen as one of only 20 first-ever recipients of the award in 2011.
We work with local Emergency Medical Services organizations to provide patients the best care possible. In case of emergency, call 911 for the quickest care.
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Opioid Management in the ER
At Oak Hill Hospital, we recognize abuse of prescription controlled substances is an increasing problem within our community. In an effort to provide the best and safest care for our patients, we are following these established guidelines for pain management in our Emergency Room (ER):
- The safest and best care for our patients is to use appropriate management of chronic pain in consultation with the patient's primary care doctor, advanced practice professional (APP) or pain management specialist.
- The ER is the gateway to our health system and the ER team will effectively manage the pain of patients presenting with acute symptoms.
- When appropriate, the ER doctors and APPs may utilize a combination of non-opioid medications to treat pain.
- Adult patients will be required to provide a government issued form of identification and prescriptions will be limited to three days.
- Our ER team will not replace lost, stolen, or destroyed prescriptions.
- The ER doctors and APPs will prescribe prescription refills only in consultation and agreement with the patient's primary care doctor, APP or pain management specialist.
- The ER doctors and APPs will prescribe the lowest effective dosage of pain medications.
- The ER doctor and APPs will prescribe fast-acting pain management that offers immediate release instead of extended release of medications.
- The ER doctors and APPs will not administer an opiate if the patient:
- Received an opiate prescription within the last 10 days;
- Has multiple providers, forged an RX, altered a script or altered any facts;
- Has attempted to obtain medication under false pretenses.
These are the highlights of our established pain management guidelines. A copy of our complete guidelines may be obtained upon written request by the patient to the ER Medical Director.