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St. Petersburg General Hospital

Emergency Services

Emergency Department
St Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Telephone: (727) 341-4870
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If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.

Timing is Everything When Minutes Matter

Our 24 hour Emergency department sees more than 40,000 patients a year and is close to you, ready to offer the finest medical care. Our staff is highly experienced, with advanced technology and expertise to treat your immediate needs. The Triage team works 24/7 to get you diagnosed quickly from the minute you walk in the door. Our ER Wait Times consistently beat the national average.

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We have four departments ready to assist you, each specializing in care that will take care of you quickly and efficiently. Our Critical Care Emergency Department specializes in providing initial acute care for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injury that are critical and require immediate attention. Our Fast Track Emergency Department quickly cares for patients less acutely ill but still require prompt attention. Our Senior Care Emergency Department is a specialized care program that focuses on the needs of seniors with such amenities as pressure-reducing mattresses, which allow for more comfort on arthritic joints; physicians and staff with specialized geriatric training; non-skid flooring for patient safety; hearing and visual aids and collaboration with a patient’s primary care provider. Our TeleNeurology Emergency Department is a collaborative and innovative program that improves patient and physician access to neurology expertise within just minutes of a patient presenting with stroke symptoms and has the potential of significantly reducing time to treatment improving medical actions during that critical "golden hour" of time.

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Women's Choice Award

Women's Choice Award 2016

Women voted St. Petersburg General Hospital as one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Emergency Care for the third consecutive year. The America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Emergency Care distinction is the only award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, what women say they want from a hospital, and trusted referrals from other women.

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Accredited Chest Pain Center

Our Chest Pain Center is Accredited

Recognition as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care shows the hospital has demonstrated expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the SCPC.

Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Achievement of Primary Stroke Center certification by The Joint Commission signifies our commitment to the highest quality stroke care centered on current scientific research to ensure continued improvement in treatment. Our Primary Stroke Center certification demonstrates that our program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

Atrial Fibrillation Certification

Certified A-Fib professional team

Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and has become recognized as a health concern that in some cases can lead to stroke and possible death. St. Petersburg General Hospital is one of the first hospitals in Tampa Bay to receive Atrial Fibrillation Certification. This is demonstrated by its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing a comprehensive review by the SCPC.