Emergency

Emergency

In an emergency, call 911

When a health emergency arises, Willamette Valley Medical Center is ready to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To maintain our high level of quality care, even as our surrounding communities are growing, we have increased our Emergency Department (ER) bays from 13 to 20 and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds from 7 to 10. In addition, seven flexible beds were added to be used for ER or ICU.

We hope you and your family members will never need our emergency services, but if you do, you can feel confident that you’ll experience the highest quality of care.

 

Emergency Voices

  • Our ER team saved my life

    Author : Ruth Hanson, McMinnville Resident
    Your ER team saved my life
    Every once in a while something so extraordinary happens that begs to be told. Such an experience started for me when my daughter and I took my dog Charlie for a walk. Toward the end of our walk I noticed some pretty strange symptoms in my back and shoulder, strange enough that my daughter rushed me ...
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Kristen Kirsch

MEET KRISTEN KIRSCH, ER NURSE:

Graduate of Newberg High and PCC.
Loves travel, shopping and pedicures.
Married with two sons – 18 and 12 – and welcoming a new addition in January!

Why do you work at WVMC?

“I started here in emergency admitting and then worked as a unit secretary. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, but it took some time working up to it.

“I find this job to be so rewarding. Our ER has been really busy. I love it because I get to care for people who are two days old to 104 years old and help them feel better. There’s so much opportunity to help.

“I’m so lucky to live in such a beautiful state!”


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