Herington Municipal Hospital                    

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Emergency/Surgical Care


Life is full of mishaps and unscheduled occurrences.  That's why it is important to have around-the-clock access to emergency medical care.  From minor illness and injury to major trauma and cardiac events, Herington Municipal Hospital's Emergency Department is always standing by and ready.

The ER is staffed by an on-call physician and on-site specially trained registered nurses 24 hours a day.  Patients are cared for in one of three exam rooms or a specialized event room for trauma and cardiac cases.

Transfer to regional trauma and specialty centers can quickly be arranged with assistance from Dickinson County EMS or one of the area's air ambulance services.


Surgery is rarely convenient, but having it close to home sure is.  Today's procedures are less invasive than in years past and many utilize techniques that allow patients to return home in the same day.  Anesthesia is provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and specially trained nurses and technicians assist on cases.  Specialty surgical and diagnostic procedures are provided in:

  • Endoscopy
  • General Surgery
  • Opthalmology
  • Urology
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