Emergency Department

Fast Facts

  • Number of Beds
    12 total beds; 1 negative pressure, 2 monitored trauma, 6 monitored emergency, 1 behavioral health, 2 low acuity
  • Nurse to Pt Ratio
    1:4
  • Shifts
    Traditional 12 hr/shifts with a mid-shift R.N.; 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 p.m. - 7 a.m., and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Certifications Available
    BLS, ACLS, PALS, ENPC, TNCC, CPI

The Emergency Department at MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin is easily accessed through the main entrance of the medical center. The physicians are all very experienced and work at both the Clare and Gladwin emergency departments. The Emergency Department is staffed with experienced registered nurses, knowledgeable clerks, and excellent ancillary staff. Housekeeping thoroughly cleans each room between patients to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases. Our department is known for having compassionate and excellent care. Many patients remark at how “at home” they feel when being cared for during an emergency situation.

The Emergency Department in Gladwin was also one of the first facilities to implement Project ASSERT (Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services, Education, and Referral to Treatment) through Ten16 Recovery Network. This project has helped many individuals struggling with addiction. We also have advanced technology like Telemedicine, which allows patients to be seen by specialists such as the University of Michigan stroke team remotely. Gladwin also recently updated the CT scanner to be able to provide better high quality images to aid diagnosis.

Types of Patient Care

  • Infants to adults
  • Critically ill or injured
  • Trauma
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiac
  • Behavioral Health

In this department nurses are encouraged to work toward advancing their education by completing their bachelor’s in nursing if not already obtained and by becoming board certified as a Certified Emergency Nurse. Education is highly encouraged and training is provided frequently throughout the year to keep everyone up to date on best practice changes. This training helps patients to receive the best care possible in the Emergency Department.

The Unit Practice Council (UPC) has several nurse leads that are assigned different topics to focus on such as patient satisfaction and environment. These UPC leaders help to address concerns and facility changes within the department while keeping focus on patient centered care.

What Our Employees are Saying

  • “I like my awesome coworkers! We have a wonderful organization that takes excellent care of us.” — Rachel Repine, B.S.N., R.N.

  • “I think our staff goes above and beyond to show the wonderful characteristics that motto the MidMichigan values. In Gladwin we strive to work on creating healthy communities together.” — Jessica Fenton, ER Clerk

  • “I love that Gladwin is close to home and we are like family.” — Tammy VanHorn, ER Clerk

  • “I like that we are small enough that our coworkers are like family but skilled enough to take care of our community.” — Catrina Armstrong, B.S.N., R.N.

  • “I love working in Gladwin because of the people. My coworkers have become like family and we all work together well. I know I can always count on my coworkers. I also like that we have such a supportive manager. She is always available to answer any questions. I feel confident that we have a great manager that is here to lead us.” — Mallory Silamianos, R.N.

  • “Working for Gladwin has been a great opportunity on so many levels. The work atmosphere is professional, yet it feels like family, the kind you’re able to work with and accomplish the goal needed to provide a safe environment and good outcomes for those who put their trust in us. It is an honor and a joy to be a part of this team.” — Pat O’Rourke, R.N.