Emergency Services

Sovah Health - Danville offers the area’s only 24/7/365 emergency department, accredited chest pain center and advanced certified primary stroke center.

Our board certified physicians have trained at nationally recognized trauma centers and bring years of skill to the community. Nurses are ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified, and many are Certified Emergency Nurses (CEN) and trauma-certified (TNCC).

The unit is equipped with:

  • two trauma rooms
  • 17 acute-care beds
  • an isolation room for patients with highly communicable conditions (such as tuberculosis) and those who are at high risk of infection
  • a decontamination room for patients who have been exposed to hazardous chemicals
  • a semi-private orthopedic treatment room
  • a triage area with a streamlined triage process to help ensure that patients with minor emergencies receive prompt care

Chest Pain Accreditation

Sovah Health - Danville has received full accreditation status from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. As a chest pain accredited center, we have achieved a higher level of expertise in caring for patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. The use of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs provides more efficient and effective evaluation, as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.

Duke Telestroke Network

Every second counts – especially when it comes to stroke care. Our emergency department has partnered with the Duke TeleStroke Network to provide fast, real time access to Duke Medicine’s nationally recognized team of neurologists and stroke care specialists via real-time, telemedicine based technology.

When a patient showing signs and symptoms of a stroke enters the emergency room, neurology specialists at Duke can communicate with our emergency room team, examine the patient, review imaging reports, confirm a diagnosis and provided recommendations for treatment, just as if they were at the bedside. The technology uses a five-foot life sized robot, which assists in providing a thorough examination with the most immediate and best treatment plan for the patient.