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Emergency Services

The George L. Shields Emergency Department

Emergency care has been provided by Frederick Memorial Hospital since a one-bed “Accident Room” was set aside in 1905 on the first floor of the old Frederick City Hospital.  Since that day, the doors have remained open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

 
This photo is of the original hospital
structure circa 1903, with horse-drawn
ambulance on the front lawn. The window
of what would eventually become the
"Accident Room" can be seen between
the pillars on the left side of the portico.
The FMH Emergency Room, July 1956.

Today, The George L. Shields Emergency Department provides care to more than 73,000 patients each year.

The Shields Emergency Department is one of the largest emergency departments in the region.  With over 24,000 square feet, the ED houses:

One of our 51 treatment rooms

The Emergency Department X-Ray Suite

The ED has its own CT Scanner 

We scan patients' identification bracelets and all
medications given to be sure it's the right drug
and the right dose going to the right patient.
 

                   

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