If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
Your Nearest Emergency Room
The Mountain View Hospital ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve our community's health care needs. We always have fully qualified technicians, nurses and board-certified physicians on call to give you the highest level of emergency care.
On average, our ER wait times are much shorter than any other hospital in Payson. In fact, our wait times are usually 30 minutes or less, way better than the national average.
If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 for immediate medical care and transportation to the nearest emergency room.
Trauma Center in Payson
Our trauma service provides the comprehensive care that is recommended by the American College of Surgeons on a 24-hour basis. All care is under the close supervision of faculty physicians with special training and expertise in the management of patients with multiple injuries.
The Mountain View trauma department supports the integration of hospital and ER services into your care. We provide a trauma program that serves as an educational and clinical resource for local and regional trauma service providers, including physicians, nurses, paramedics and other clinical personnel. Our program ensures trauma care that is consistent with state and national trauma standards.
Mountain View Hospital is living up to our “Not Bigger. Just Better.” promise.
How Does the ER Work?
When you arrive at the ER, a triage nurse will evaluate you. The purpose of triage is to sort and prioritize patients according to complaint and symptoms presented. You will receive medical attention according to the seriousness of your symptoms, illness or injury as determined by the triage nurse.
The nurse will ask you a few questions to determine the reason for your visit:
- What medications are you taking?
- What allergies do you have?
- What is the name of your doctor?
- What is your medical history?
- What is your birth date and/or social security number so that the nurse can pre-register your information into the computer?
Next, the nurse will take your vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature) and ask you to sign a consent form allowing the ER to treat you. After you are assigned to a room in the ER, a nurse and a physician will evaluate you. Registration is completed at the bedside to expedite care.
Diagnosing Heart Attacks Faster
Mountain View Hospital knows that diagnosing heart attacks faster saves lives. That's why our emergency room physicians and cardiologists have partnered with local Utah County medical response teams to streamline heart attack diagnosis and treatment processes.
Heart attack victims in transit to Mountain View are diagnosed in the ambulance by pre-hospital 12-lead EKG technology.
This machine shows a full view of the heart and records its electrical activity, and transmits this information straight to the ER, allowing physicians to determine if a heart attack has occurred and where in the heart the damage is located. Our ER staff and specialists have a treatment plan ready and a medical team assembled before the patient even arrives.
A heart attack victim diagnosed in an ambulance bypasses the ER triage process and goes straight to the cardiac catheterization lab, where a medical team stands prepared to insert a balloon to unblock a clogged artery. This streamlined process saves time and lives and helps to reduce long-term heart muscle damage.