About SageWest Health Care Emergency Services
Serving Lander and Riverton, WY
Health conditions don’t take nights and weekends off. We believe reliable emergency care should be readily available close to home for when you need it most. That’s why SageWest offers an emergency room in both Lander and Riverton, WY, to provide emergency services to our communities in Fremont County and surrounding areas.
Our Emergency Rooms (ER) are staffed 24/7 by highly skilled clinicians that specialize in emergency care. We’re passionate about providing the best care possible for you and your loved ones. We stand by ready to meet you with the compassion and expert knowledge you need to feel comfortable that you’re in good hands.
What to Expect in Our ER
As a patient, you will be cared for by staff trained to respond to any type of medical emergency. We understand a visit to the ER can be a very stressful time; therefore, you should expect us to communicate with you and guide you through your situation. You should always ask questions if you do not understand.
Patients in the ER are treated according to the severity of their illnesses.
Your Emergency Room Care Team
We believe the best health outcomes happen when a variety of specialists with different perspectives come together to offer care. Our ER in both Lander and Riverton, WY, is staffed by providers with different trainings and backgrounds. A wide range of other specialists are available on call.
Our Emergency Rooms in Fremont County, WY, are made up of experienced:
- Orthopedic Surgeons
- General Surgeons
Patient Safety and Quality Care Come First
Our goal is to provide the best care available in the safest possible environment. To make that happen, we:
- Use well-lit rooms
- Position patients so that any critical changes to your condition are quickly addressed
- Consistently monitor critically ill patients
- Provide lab testing directly at your bedside with many of our tests returning results within minutes
- Always keep critical medications and supplies readily available
- Register patients from their bed so treatment isn’t delayed
When Should I Go to the Emergency Room?
Call 911 or head to the ER right away if you or a loved one have any of the following symptoms:
- Trouble breathing
- Chest pain
- Unable to move an arm or leg
- Loss of consciousness
- Possible broken bones
- Bleeding that will not stop
- A change in mental state, such as confusion
- Serious burns
- Severe allergic reactions, such as severe swelling or trouble swallowing or breathing
- Stroke symptoms, which include sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of your body), confusion, and trouble speaking
Non-Life-Threatening Illnesses & Injuries
When you or a loved one has an injury or illness that is not life-threatening, it can be confusing to know whether it is worth a visit to the ER. The following services can be received through your primary care physician.
- Care for mild illnesses
- Non-urgent medical concerns
- Ongoing care for chronic illness
- Physical exams
Expedited Heart Care
Nationally Recognized Heart Care – Right Here in Fremont County, WY
The staff at SageWest Health Care are specially equipped to provide quick care to patients who come to us with symptoms of a heart attack.
SageWest Health Care received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. This means our staff at our Lander and Riverton locations are specially equipped to care for patients who are experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack.
As an accredited facility, we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:
- The right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage
- Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible
- Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies
- Improved quality of life after a heart episode
Expedited Stroke Care
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association. It is also a leading cause of disability in the U.S.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. This occurrence prevents the brain from receiving necessary oxygen and nutrients to function properly. A stroke is a medical emergency that can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability or even death.
While you cannot control some stroke risk factors, like your age and family history, there are other factors that you CAN control, such as:
- Your weight
- The amount of physical activity in which you participate
- Smoking (or not!)
- Your blood pressure
- Your cholesterol level
Work with your primary care doctor to improve the risk factors you can change. It’s never too late to better your health.
While you address the stroke risk factors that you can control, remain vigilant about recognizing the signs of a stroke in yourself and others. Remember to “BE FAST.” (See the top of this page.) If you suspect someone of having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately. Seconds matter during a stroke.