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Emergency Department

When people suffer life-threatening injuries or illnesses, our Emergency Department (ED) has the technology and expertise to see them through the crisis. Our ED physicians and the ED staff are all standing ready to take care of any emergency that comes through the door.

Conditions Treated

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Trauma
  • Mental Illness
  • Asthma and COPD

The Emergency Department at Columbus Regional cares for over 30,000 patients annually for urgent care. Our physicians treat everything from cut fingers and broken bones to major traumas and cardiac emergencies, and we work to get you back home, or admitted to the hospital if needed, as quickly as possible. Our ED is at the core of Columbus Regional’s ability to deliver life-saving care — efficiently, thoroughly and in a comfortable setting.

If you have an urgent medical problem or have a condition you anticipate worsening to an emergency before you can see your primary care physician, please come directly to the Emergency Department at Columbus Regional Healthcare System (or in severe cases, call 911 for an ambulance). Immediate care is often the difference between full recovery and continuing problems.


CRHS is certified by DNV as an ACUTE Strok Ready Hospital.  Hospitals with this advanced certification must meet certain standards to support better outcomes for stroke care.  A variety of standards must be met including:

  • a dedicated stroke-focused program
  • staffing by qualified medical professionals trained in stroke care and expectations
  • A qualified practitioner assesses a suspected stroke patient within 15 minutes of arrival
  • Diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing is done quickly to facilitate the administration of IV thrombolytics in eligible patients
  • Telemedicine is available within 20 minutes of it being deemed necessary
  • Transfer protocols are in  place with a PSC or CSC for the continuation of stroke care
  • Streamlined flow of patient information while protecting patients rights, security, and privacy
  • Use of data to assess and continually improve quality of care for stroke patients


500 Jefferson Street
Whiteville, NC 28472

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