Northwest Medical Center’s multi-million dollar emergency department expansion is a state-of-the-art sophisticated facility and will be open to the public this January 2015 with a vast number of treatment enhancements for patients including:
- Additional treatment bays
- New Fast Track area
- Fully equipped trauma rooms
- Family friendly waiting rooms
- Top quality infrastructure
- Play area for children
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- USB charging stations for cellphones and tablets
- Senior friendly rooms
- Deluxe treatment rooms
- New and clean interior
Read more about the expansion in the
West Boca City News » (PDF - 1.90 MB)
Northwest Medical Center
2801 North State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
It is the policy of Northwest Medical Center that anyone who comes to our emergency department for examination and/or treatment of any emergency medical condition or for active labor will receive examination, stabilization treatment and/or transfer as determined by the patient's needs and the capabilities of the hospital. The provision of emergency services and care shall not be based upon, nor affected by, the person's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.
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For routine health matters and check-ups, contact your primary care physician. Regular check-ups with a primary care physician is the best way to maintain good health.
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What to Expect in the Emergency Department
From the reassuring compassion of our doctors and specialty-trained staff to the home-like design of our 6-bed PedA triage nurse will assess you upon your arrival and will evaluate your chief complaint and vital signs. Your priority of treatment is based upon the severity of your illness, as determined by the triage nurse. You will be seen in the order of arrival time, unless you are determined to be seriously ill or unstable. Patients who are determined to be emergent will be taken to the treatment area immediately.
The registration clerk will obtain information for your medical record, including billing information. The registration clerk will obtain authorization for treatment from your insurance company. Your being seen and treated by the emergency department physician will not be delayed by the registration process or insurance verification. All patients will be medically screened, evaluated and stabilized regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
If you are stable, you may have to wait for a bed to become available. You will, however, be made as comfortable as possible while you wait and the staff will keep you advised as to the status of your visit. We have a convenient Wait Time Monitor located in the waiting room which shows approximate wait times for each patient.
How Can You Reach Our Emergency Department?
The Emergency Department continually strives to advance the patient check-in process with new technologies such as the self-service ED KIOSK. With billions of self-service transactions taking place each year, today’s patients expect healthcare providers to deliver the same level of convenience they receive from leading retailers, airlines, and hotels. The new check-in process is simple. Patients have the option of manually entering in their own information or scanning their Florida Driver’s License and the reason for their visit. Once their information is entered into the system, the triage nurse is automatically notified of their arrival. Yet another key advantage of using the ED Kiosks is that all the information the patient provides will accurately captured in the patient’s medical record.
Our focus on enhancing care and improving emergency processes has dramatically reduced wait times to below national averages. Wait times are updated every 30 minutes and are available via text of ER to 23000, our mobile website, iPhone and Android iTriage app, and roadside digital billboards throughout the region.
Emergency Related Health Content
- Stroke Warning Signs
- Heart Attack Warning Signs
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis
- Insect Allergies
- Insect Bites
- Bone Fracture (Broken Bone)
- Food Reaction/Allergy