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10 Reasons to Choose the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital ER

Your ER matters when emergency strikes. Whether it's a stroke, heart attack, serious burn, or injury, you need to choose the right hospital emergency room, fast—which is why it’s so important to know where to go beforehand.

So which Dover ER will you choose for emergency care?

At Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, we provide excellent, comprehensive emergency care, with an expert team, advanced certifications, and full-hospital support. Here are the 10 reasons why you should always choose Wentworth-Douglass Hospital when emergency strikes.

1. We provide high quality emergency care.

With a specially trained staff that includes 24-hour board-certified physicians from Seacoast Emergency Physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, paramedics, and clinical staff, you and your family will always receive exceptional care in our Emergency Department.

2. We have advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

Wentworth-Douglass was the first hospital in New Hampshire to earn advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission, the nation's leading healthcare accrediting agency. We use the latest practices and diagnostic criteria to ensure you get the stroke treatment you need.

3. We are a Level III Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center.

As a Level III Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, we've proven ourselves capable of providing prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care, and stabilization of our patients, for both children and adults. That means you can be confident you and your family will receive comprehensive care, whatever the emergency.

4. All our physicians are board certified in emergency medicine.

We aim to provide patients with the best emergency care. That's why all our physicians have undergone training above and beyond the standard requirements to earn board certification in emergency medicine.

5. All our advanced practice clinicians and nurses have advanced emergency training.

Our clinicians and nurses have also undergone advanced training in emergency care—rounding out our team with top expertise at every touchpoint.

6. Our ER is the only one in the Seacoast with a child life specialist program.

Emergencies can be scary and overwhelming for children, especially as they go through treatment. As the only ER hospital on the Seacoast with a child life specialist program, we help minimize your child’s fear and stress throughout their stay.

7. We have a direct link to Mass General resources and expertise.

As a Massachusetts General Hospital subsidiary, Wentworth-Douglass provides access to excellent care and the latest emergency protocols, close to home—with resources and expertise from Mass General.

8. With a hospital ER, you get fast access to lifesaving care the moment you need it.

Hospital Emergency Rooms like our Emergency Department are often the best choice for emergency care – because seconds count. We always have specialized care teams on standby to quickly assess and care for patients experiencing stroke, trauma, heart attack or other cardiac issues.

9. We offer two walk-in Express Care centers in Dover and Lee.

Not all emergencies are life-threatening or merit a trip to the ER. But for life's smaller emergencies, we have two urgent care facilities, in Dover and Lee, so your family can always get the care you need, whatever the severity.

10. We've proudly served the greater Dover community for over 110 years.

As a non-profit hospital serving Dover since 1906, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is committed to this community and to always proving the care Dover needs with compassion and innovation.

Learn more about Emergency Care at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and why people say, “Take me to Wentworth-Douglass.”

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