Opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week many events in our lives are unplanned and unexpected. But that does not mean we have to be unprepared. The ER is equipped to treat all ages with a wide range of medical conditions by physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants and nurses certified in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. A triage nurse evaluates the condition of all patients who enter the Emergency Department in order to treat the most seriously ill patients first. However, all patients are seen in a timely manner. If a patient's condition can be diagnosed and treated in the Emergency Department, our emergency physicians will provide the needed care. Patients requiring further treatment may be admitted or stabilized and transferred to a higher level of care. At Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes we realize that patients and families want their needs taken care of as quickly as possible, that's why we offer excellent, efficient care for the area. Not to mention our wait times are 15 minutes or less!