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New Emergency Room Opens

Rainy Lake Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of the new Emergency Room. After four and a half months of renovations our community has a state of the art Emergency Room. Our local ER treats as many as 7,500 people per year.

Our services now include six private rooms for assessment and medical services. The facility has two large Level 4 Trauma rooms that will allow staff to treat trauma patients in the best working environment possible so they can be stabilized and given a chance to see another day. We also have Avera eEmergency® telemedicine TVs and cameras that provide for certified Emergency Physician assistance. In addition we have our excellent ER Physician staff and nursing support.  We also have mental health and pharmacy support provided by Avera, if needed.

We are very excited to be able to provide a mid-level negative reverse air flow dressing treatment room for possible infectious patients. The new ER has 3 smaller treatment rooms for injuries that are not life threatening.

New to the ER will be one room that has an observation window to help monitor patients with mental health issues who need stabilization while awaiting a referral for follow up services.

There is a new larger, private waiting room with restroom facilities. Patients needing prescriptions after hours will still be able to obtain their needed medications with the InstyMed® machine.  An automated teller machine (ATM) machine has also been added for the public’s convenience.

The newly remodeled emergency room is another win for our community and strengthens Rainy Lake Medical Center as a preferred provider in the area for emergency care. We are proud of our commitment to provide the best patient and family centered care to the community we all call home. Terry Ehrman,RLMC ER and Level Four Trauma Manager states; “Our pride is in the dedicated people that make it an amazing place to be and work.  I have been involved in emergency services in this community for 36 years and I could not be more proud of what our community will be able provide to its citizens”.

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