Emergency room (ER) on The Strip
When you have a life-threatening emergency, every second counts. At Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, our ER has provided quick and easy access to emergency care for nearly 60 years. Our ER is staffed 24 hours a day with various medical experts who are committed to delivering high-quality, compassionate care.
Our triage program ensures we can determine the level of care needed, start diagnostic treatments, order medications and begin lifesaving interventions as soon as possible.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.
When to visit an ER
When a situation becomes urgent or life-threatening, it is important to seek medical attention right away. You should prioritize an ER visit if you are experiencing:
- Sudden chest pain
- Numbness or weakness on one side of the body, arm or leg
- Serious injuries like a deep cut, bad fall or fainting
- Chronic conditions that worsen like asthma, low blood sugar or severe seizures
- Mental illness that has become dangerous to the person or others
Unsure of whether you need to visit an ER? Our free Consult-A-Nurse® line provides you 24/7 access to nurses who can help you find a doctor, make an appointment, answer health questions or answer additional questions about Sunrise Hospital.
To speak with one of our nurses, please call (702) 961-5020.
Specialized emergency care services
While emergency care can cover many bases, sometimes a patient's condition may require specific, individualized care. When that happens, we are able to transfer them to a higher level of care while working with families to determine treatment options. We offer advanced specialized care, including:
With a certification in disease-specific care in chest pain from the Joint Commission, our team of experts provides high-quality advanced cardiac care for patients experiencing chest pain and/or a heart attack.
As a Joint Commission-certified stroke center, we offer Southern Nevada access to leading stroke care. Our team not only specializes in identifying stroke symptoms and administering high-level treatment, but we also maintain high standards in helping patients regain physical strength and support function. Most of our patients receive life-saving clot-busting medication to treat acute stroke within 60 minutes.
Pediatric emergency care
While our ER specialists can treat both adult and pediatric patients, sometimes, your little one's condition may require a little bit more attention.
If a pediatric patient needs more advanced care, we can admit them to the pediatric ER at Sunrise Children's Hospital. With physicians board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and a child-friendly environment, our team is committed to ensuring your child receives the best care possible with the least amount of fear.
Burn and wound care
At Sunrise Hospital, the wound care program at the Burn & Reconstructive Center offers outpatient care for adult and pediatric wound care treatments. Additionally, our program provides patients access to a network of multidisciplinary specialists committed to taking on the most challenging wounds and diseases, including those specializing in burn care.
Level II Trauma Center in Las Vegas
Verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center, the Sunrise Hospital ER provides critical care to the Southern Nevada community and neighboring states. Our trauma center shows patients we are demonstrated leaders in treatment for traumatic injuries and other life-threatening conditions.
As a regional referral center from other medical facilities, we serve as a leading trauma facility for Southern Nevada while working closely with neighboring states to treat the most severe medical emergencies.
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
ECLS is a potentially life-saving technique mimicking the natural function of the heart and lungs, allowing the patient to rest while natural healing of the affected organs takes place. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of ECLS.
Patients who are considered for ECMO have severe heart and/or lung failure. They are not responding to standard medical treatments and are unlikely to survive without this treatment. Often, a breathing machine (ventilator) is in use with high settings and/or a large amount of heart medication to maintain the blood pressure. The patient must have a reversible illness and good brain function to have a chance of success.
Patients who may benefit from ECMO include those experiencing:
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Heart failure (including failure from heart abnormalities)
- Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)
- Severe forms of influenza
- Other breathing failures from trauma or infections
Additionally, ECMO is used to provide time before a ventricular assist device or transplant can take place. ECMO is also provided for pediatric cases at Sunrise Children's Hospital.
Emergency medical transport
Our EMS community partnership with CareFlight Air Ambulance, Life Guard International - Flying ICU and MedicWest Ambulance, coupled with the expertise and experience of the teams at Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital, helps enhance the critical care services offered to our residents.
We provide advanced tertiary medical services for thousands of patients each year. Many patients needing a higher level of care are transported to Sunrise by ground or air ambulance.
Check our ER wait times
Wait times are an important factor in determining where to go for care. When you text "ER" to 32222 and reply with your ZIP code, you can get Sunrise Health System's average ER wait times sent directly to your phone. Message and data rates may apply.