Local Emergency Services Key to Success Says Public Safety

Local Emergency Services Key to Success Says Public Safety


The Emergency Department (ED) at Alameda Hospital is the closest choice for residents in Alameda. The hospital’s emergency physicians and nurses have 24-hour access to the latest technologies and stand ready to rapidly assess and triage arriving patients. Alameda Hospital’s response to an emergency is immediate and comprehensive. For patients arriving by ambulance, constant communication with the incoming paramedics ensures that the ED team is fully prepared to treat upon arrival.

“When seconds count, having an ED close by can mean the difference between life and death,” said Doug Long, Alameda Fire Chief. “Alameda Hospital provides quick turnaround times for our fire department ambulances, enabling them to be available to respond to other emergencies sooner within Alameda.”

“Without the Alameda Hospital ED, our police officers would have to leave the city to access care, taking patrol units off the street for extended periods of time,” said Paul Rolleri, Chief of Police, Alameda Police Department.

Each year Alameda emergency personnel provide care for more than 17,000 visits from patients of all ages within the community. With a below-average wait time of less than 30 minutes, the ED at Alameda Hospital is committed to providing coordinated, effective care for all patients, including assessment and stabilization, continuous monitoring, and effective pain control. Alameda Hospital’s emergency services are available to all patients.

Quality Health Care
Alameda Hospital nurse professionals are specifically trained to care for emergency health needs. At the ED, a patient is in capable hands with board-certified emergency physicians and registered nurses experienced in emergency, trauma and critical care. 

For peace of mind, it’s important to know that Alameda Hospital continues to receive recognition for its high quality cardiac, stroke and emergency care:

• The hospital is recognized by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association for its high standards in cardiac care. 
• Alameda Hospital’s certified primary stroke center has advanced certification by the Joint Commission.
• The hospital is a recipient of a Veterans Administration contract for inpatient and emergency care.
• Alameda Hospital has received the Gold Plus Target Stroke Elite Award from the American Stroke Association four years in a row.

Convenient Alameda Location
Alameda Hospital supports the health care needs of the community through its provision of quality care by world-class providers who are close to home. When the hospital affiliated with Alameda Health System, it ensured that Alameda Hospital remained an acute care hospital with an emergency room for times when the unexpected happens and minutes count. 

“The importance of having an ED on the Island cannot be overstated,” said Chief Rolleri.