With an average door-to-balloon time of 53 minutes (for patients suffering a heart attack), the staff at Mountain Vista Medical Center’s Mesa emergency room is committed to meeting your needs faster than ever before.<
Mountain Vista Medical Center is a Level III Trauma Center. We’re also a Cardiac Receiving Center and a certified Primary Stroke Center. The hospital is equipped with the latest technology; and we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible treatment in a professional, caring environment.
What to Expect
Arriving at the ER in Mesa.
When you arrive, a registered nurse will conduct an initial exam, take your vital signs, and complete a brief medical history. Triage helps us determine the severity of your emergency and allows us to take care of the most urgent cases right away.
Once you provide your information, you will be evaluated by a physician, a physician’s assistant, or a nurse practitioner who will determine if your condition is a medical emergency.
Once you are in the treatment area, a physician will examine you and order any tests needed to evaluate your condition. Depending on the type of illness or injury, a nurse may start an IV or obtain a sample, or you may undergo diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or a CT scan. The staff and physicians at our Mesa, AZ emergency room make every effort to keep patients as comfortable and calm as possible during the evaluation and diagnostic process.
Your treatment options will depend on the nature of your injury or illness. The Mesa emergency room at Mountain Vista Medical Center is a Cardiac Receiving Center, certified Primary Stroke Center, and Level III Trauma Center. With a current average door-to-balloon time of 53 minutes (well below the standard 90-minute mark), staff and physicians are equipped and trained to provide excellent emergent care.
Once all treatments and procedures have been completed, your ER physician will perform a final evaluation to determine whether you should be admitted into the hospital or discharged to go home.
Admission or Discharge.
Most patients are treated and discharged to go home from the ER. If you are admitted to the hospital, you will be transferred to a patient room and we will notify your primary care physician. If you do not have a physician, a physician on our staff will coordinate your care while you’re at the hospital.
Make the Most of Your Mesa ER Visit
If you do not have a life- or limb-threatening emergency, and have time to prepare for your visit to the Mountain Vista Medical Center Emergency Room in Mesa, then you may wish to:
- Bring a list of current medications
- Bring insurance verification
- Write down any allergies you have
- Bring something to distract yourself from pain/discomfort while you wait