Involvement in an auto accident can be terrifying, overwhelming, and damaging to your body, as well as your vehicle. Therefore, advises Bucks County personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr., it is important to know which hospitals exist in the Bucks County region in case you or a loved one requires emergency or specialized care in the aftermath of a PA car accident.
Injured individuals may be transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital with a trauma center or general emergency department, depending on the severity and nature of the accident injuries. In less serious instances, injured persons may chose to drive themselves or have a family member drive them to the hospital in the hours following the accident. In addition to knowing which hospitals are located throughout Bucks County, it is also important to know the different services and specialties the hospitals provide.
Some of the local hospitals include:
- Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown PA – Has an emergency department staffed with highly trained emergency medicine doctors and nurses, along with specialized resources within the hospital that include the Woodall Chest Pain Center and a certified stroke center.
- Grand View Hospital, Sellersville PA – Offers an emergency department and a surgical unit, as well as orthopedic services a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. In addition, pediatric physicians from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are available at Grand View 24 hours a day, every day.
- Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol PA– This hospital’s emergency department treats more than 30,000 patients a year, and is one of the busier ERs in Bucks County because of its central location. In addition to their emergency department, Lower Bucks Hospital also offers a chest pain center, situated right in the ER.
- St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne PA – This hospital offers both an emergency department (which treated nearly 69,000 people in 2011) and a Level II trauma center. The trauma center at St. Mary is the only state-accredited trauma center in Bucks County. The hospital also expanded their emergency services to include 24/7 pediatric emergency care, and offers the first and only Pediatric Emergency Care Center of its kind in Bucks County.
Become Educated on your Local Hospitals
Not all hospitals specifically provide pediatric care, nor do all hospitals have trauma centers, which is why it is good to know what services are available to you in each particular location – before you are put in the position of needing care. Because you are a careful driver, you may think you’ll never be dealing with the horrors of an auto accident, but you just might be, so arm yourself with some knowledge. In addition to learning about the medical facilities in the area, you we recommend that you read our PA car accident guide, which lays out answers to the questions most people have after being injured in an accident. Download your FREE copy.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Bucks County auto accident, it is also recommended that you discuss your recovery options with a PA car accident lawyer. You do have rights when damages are the result of someone else’s carelessness. Don’t attempt to take on the insurance company by yourself. Have an experienced lawyer fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us at 215-642-2335.