When Seconds Count, Count on Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin Emergency Department
When you need swift, expert emergency care, the Emergency Department at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin offers the most advanced treatment and technology for life-threatening medical conditions.
Our emergency department is designed for speed, accuracy and safety for every type of emergency, whether it is a cut, cough or chest pain. Spacious treatment rooms mean less time spent in the waiting room. And 24/7 care by board certified emergency medicine physicians offers peace of mind that you’re getting the highest level of care available.
If you are experiencing any of the following life-threatening symptoms, call 911 immediately:
- Chest pain lasting two minutes or more
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
Emergency conditions we treat include:
Short door-to-balloon time for heart attack patients
- Heart attack/chest pain
- Severe headache
- Loss of consciousness/dizziness/seizure
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach pain/vomiting/diarrhea
- Pelvic pain/vaginal bleeding
- Deep or large cuts
- Large bone fractures (breaks)
- Dislocated joints
- Auto accidents
- Mental health disorders
- Eye pain and injuries
We have short door to balloon times and consistently meet or beat the industry standards in treatment for chest pain. Door-to-balloon time refers to the time frame in which a heart attack patient arrives in the emergency room to the moment the heart artery is opened with balloon angioplasty. With its close proximity to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis
and the same expert team of Emergency Department physicians, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin meets or beats the industry standard in cardiac care with a high-tech, efficient treat-and transfer protocol.
More efficient and timely opening of the artery means less damage to the heart muscle and greater chance of surviving the heart attack, recovering and returning to a normal, productive life.
Our expert medical and clinical team
All of our Emergency Department doctors are board certified and specially trained in emergency medicine. Our emergency medicine nurses advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certified. Many are also trauma certified (TNCC). These doctors and nurses, together with other clinicians, have the skills, expertise and compassion to care for you when seconds count.
Emergency Department and Urgent Care
10101 S. 27th St., Franklin (1 1/2 miles south of Ryan Rd.)
Entrance to the Emergency Department is located just south of the hospital's main entrance. Use surface parking directly in front of entrance.
Note: Walk-in Clinic is now located in the Medical Office Building, 9969 S. 27th St., Franklin.
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