2220 Canterbury Drive
Hays, KS 67601 | Directions
Emergency Department News
- HaysMed Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients for Third Consecutive Year
Gayla Wichman - June 14, 2021
- HaysMed Emergency Room Nurse Receives Certification
Gayla Wichman - April 6, 2021
- HaysMed Nurse Earns Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certifications
Gayla Wichman - March 12, 2021
- HaysMed Issues Update on COVID-19 Community Spread
Gayla Wichman - November 13, 2020
An 8 bed Emergency Department fully staffed 24 hours a day with experienced, qualified RNs and in-house board certified physicians
No appointment needed
The Emergency Department is a specialized unit of HaysMed that provides quality care in the emergency setting. Many of our ED nurses are Board Certified in Emergency Nursing.
In addition, the ED is staffed with nurses certified in:
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Pediatric Life Support
- Neonatal Resuscitation and STABLE
- Trauma Nursing, Pediatric Trauma Nursing, and Advanced Trauma Nursing
- Basic Disaster Life Support/ Hazmat/ Hazwopper
At the HaysMed Emergency Department patients are treated with respect and compassion in a safe and friendly environment. We strive to provide prompt evaluation, coordinated care, and appropriate diagnosis and treatment of emergent or life-threatening conditions.
Dr. Miller, Dr. Tsereteli, Lori in ER and Traci in PACU were all amazing to this frantic mother of a 12 year old appendicitis. Christina and Carlie in Peds and Jason in RT were wonderful.
Good service, nice doctors, treated with respect.
RN Holly was really nice and professional, very kind and does her job very well. Very pleased with her. Dr. Yarmer is also a good doctor, makes sure to get tests done and tries to make patients feel comfortable as possible while they are in his care.
This place is starting to be my home away from home. There is one person that needs to know what a great nurse she is and her name is Chris in ER. She has taken care of me several times. She is the nicest and caring person I have ever met. Please let her know how special she is.
All the nurses in ER and DeBakey are very nice. Tammy was excellent! She was very helpful and accommodating even with a 4 am check-in.
Emergency room staff were very good.
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
What is SANE/SART
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)/Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a community-based coordinated response to child and adult victims of sexual assault. The purpose of this program is to provide victim centered care to all victims of sexual assault.
Rights of Victims of Sexual Assault
You have the right to report to law enforcement or not report to law enforcement. Victims under the age of 18 may not report anonymously. This means that you may still receive advocacy services and a medical exam, including evidence collection, but it will NOT be reported to law enforcement unless you want it to be. You may report the crime up to five years later.
What to Expect When Coming for a SANE Exam
* We will give you compassionate care.
* We will explain everything to you.
* We will have you sign consent forms.
* We will take a complete history.
* We will conduct a head to toe examination.
* We will collect evidence.
* We will conduct a detailed genital examination.
* We may do lab work.
* We will discuss medication options.
* We will maintain your privacy.
Role of the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)
A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner is a Registered Nurse, who has specialized training in the treatment and care of victims of sexual assault. Nurses are able to complete the following:
• Victim History
• Head to toe examination
• Detailed genital examination
• Forensic evidence collection
• Forensic photography
• Courtroom testimony
• Do NOT drink any liquids.
• Do NOT brush your teeth.
• Do NOT use mouthwash.
• Do NOT take a shower.
• Do NOT take a bath.
• Do NOT douche.
• Do NOT change your clothes.
• Do NOT urinate (if at all possible).
• Do NOT have a bowel movement.
Bring any other items related to the assault with you to the hospital or give to law enforcement.
SART Members & Roles
Members of the response team include the following:
* Law Enforcement
* County Attorney
* SANE Nurses
* Victim Advocates
Roles of SART Members
Roles of SART Members
* Investigates all parties involved.
* Investigates crime scene.
* Receives evidence and reports from SANE.
* Submits reports to County Attorney.
* Remains in contact with the victim during all phases of the investigation.
* Look at the facts of the case and files charges.
* Prosecutes for the State.
* Builds rapport with the victim and family.
* Notified on all victims under the age of 18.
* Conducts investigations.
* Victim History
* Head to toe examination
* Detailed genital examination
* Forensic evidence collection
* Forensic photography
* Courtroom testimony
* Provide comfort and support.
* Educate victim and their support system.
* Provides information and referrals to community resources.
* May be present during all phases of the investigation.
For More Information
Carol Groen, RN, MSN, CEN
Director SANE program
Hays Medical Center
Hays, KS 67601