An emergency room visit can be a stressful time. The staff at Garden Grove
Hospital cares about each patient and is dedicated to providing the highest
quality of care to all.
Our emergency department is designed to care for patients with acute medical
problems who cannot wait to be seen by a private physician.
Our mission is to provide appropriate treatment for all patients 24 hours
a day, seven days a week. To accomplish this, specially trained doctors
and nurses are available at all times.
The Emergency Room at Garden Grove Hospital is a paramedic receiving station
and is staffed with highly skilled nurses and doctors around the clock.
The department has been fitted with the latest technology to give these
doctors and nurses the tools they need to give you the best treatment
possible. For cardiac and respiratory problems, our caring
emergency department staff is certified for advanced and pediatric advanced life support. All
of these factors contribute to our emergency room providing some of the
lowest, on-average emergency room patient wait times in the area. Foreign
language interpreter services are also available if needed.
Every patient has a right to be seen by a physician and receive a medical
screening exam. Although your insurance may require pre-authorization
for an emergency visit, federal law requires that we evaluate every patient
for potentially life-threatening conditions regardless of insurance.
Patients are seen according to the seriousness of their medical conditions.
- Critically ill patients are always seen before patients with less serious
- Ambulances frequently arrive with seriously ill patients whose immediate
needs take priority over other waiting patients.
- During the busiest hours of the day, patients with minor injuries and illnesses
are seen by specially assigned staff in designated areas.
Quality care takes time. While every effort is made to make your stay as
brief as possible, there are times when your visit may take several hours.
Laboratory and Scans
It may be necessary to order blood tests, x-rays, or other types of tests
to assist in diagnosis and treatment. Lab results generally take an hour,
although your length of stay may increase when complicated tests or consultations
with other specialists are necessary. Severely ill patients receive first
priority for x-rays which may delay other patients. Our state-of-the-art
electronic medical records system allows for rapid transfer of information,
and this helps keep your time in the Emergency Room as short as possible.
Patients must avoid eating or drinking prior to evaluation, as this may
The number of visitors allowed in the emergency treatment area is limited.
This helps maintain privacy for all patients. Visiting may also be restricted
based on the condition of the patient as well as the numbers of patients
in the treatment area.
You will receive home care instructions from our emergency services staff.
If you do not have a primary care physician, these instructions will include
the name of a physician referred for follow-up care.
If you have any questions once you are home, please feel free to contact
the Emergency Department at (714) 741-2724.