St. John’s Medical Center Emergency Department
Jackson Hole Emergency Room
St. John’s Medical Center emergency team in Jackson, WY consists
of specially trained nurses, physicians, and medical specialists who remain
on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This team is experienced in performing
fast preliminary diagnosis and appropriate treatment for injuries, serious
health conditions, and more.
St. John's Emergency Department is designated an Area Trauma Hospital
by the WY Department of Health. The criteria for this designation are
derived from the American College of Surgery Level 3 trauma program designation.
The Area Trauma Hospital designation verifies that St. John's Medical
Center meets all requirements from Wyoming in regards to four levels of
trauma care, with Area Trauma Hospital being the second highest of four
The Wyoming Trauma Program provides designations for the state's trauma
hospitals based on the services they provide as well as their commitment
to continuous improvement efforts. Participation in the state trauma system
also indicates the hospital's commitment to health and safety education
for the community.
The emergency department can be found at:
625 E Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001
Call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency.
Recognizing an Emergency
Too many people do not receive critical medical treatment because they
do not recognize the signs of an emergency. Take a few minutes to read
about symptoms of a medical emergency we outline below. Keeping these
facts in mind will help you act quickly in a situation where every second counts.
- Symptoms of a medical emergency:
Chest pains – Severe chest pains, tightness in the chest, or difficulty breathing are
all signs of an emergency. In many cases, these indicate an issue with
the heart. You may have heard that heart attacks are accompanied by tingling
in the left arm. Please be aware that, while common, this is not always
the case, and if you are having serious chest pains without arm tingling
you should still go to the hospital.
Sudden behavioral changes – If a close friend or loved one suddenly seems confused, disoriented, or
shows radical shifts in personality, this could be an indication of an
emergency. Use your best judgment to determine if their behavior is cause
for concern. You should definitely visit the emergency room if the person
in question recently suffered a head injury.
Nonstop vomiting or bleeding – Both of these are normal in small doses, but chronic vomiting or nonstop
bleeding is a cause for concern. If a wound has not reduced bleeding in
15 minutes, apply pressure to the area and call for an ambulance.
Fainting – There are a surprising number of cases where people are not immediately
brought to the hospital after fainting. Falling unconscious is a serious
event, no matter the context. If the individual fainted once, it means
they could again, and every fall comes with a risk of serious injury.
Additionally, fainting could be the sign of a serious medical condition
and it is important to discover what caused the event as soon as possible.
Severe abdominal pain – Abdominal pain is a fairly common occurrence, so it can sometimes be tricky
to tell if it’s an emergency or not. Often emergency cases are accompanied
by other symptoms such as fever, sweating, abnormal stool, etc. Trust
your own sensations—if your pain feels intense enough head to the
emergency room even if there are no other conditions.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of emergency symptoms. You should
also head to the ER for more obvious conditions like severe injuries,
sudden slurred speech, coughing up blood, consuming poison, burn injuries,
or any other condition that appears life threatening.
Non-life threatening conditions can be treated at
St. John’s Urgent Care.
Put Your Loved One in Good Hands
Medical emergencies are stressful, and it is important you know the closest
medical center that can provide you or your loved one with the care they
need. At St. John's, we take our roles very seriously. Our team will
go to every length possible to care for the patient and their family.
We are proud members of this community, and we are fully committed and
genuinely interested in helping people near and far with their medical issues.