Emergency Services at UH Portage Medical Center and UH Kent Health Center
Providing Fast, Efficient Care When Every Second Counts
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center located in Ravenna, Ohio and University Hospitals Kent Health Center located in Kent, Ohio deliver 24-hour emergency care in state-of-the-art facilities. Our emergency room offers immediate access to an expert team of multidisciplinary specialists and is equipped with the most advanced technology available. In coordination with Emergency Medical Services (EMS), we provide community-wide care close to home. Please check with your insurance carrier for emergency room coverage details.
UH Portage Medical Center received its Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers in December 2016. That means our patients have full access to a higher level of expertise in the event of a heart attack. Our innovative technology includes remote EKG monitoring, enabling paramedics to transmit a patient’s cardiac analysis to our ER before they leave the scene. This drastically reduces the time between the patient coming through our doors and getting the treatment they need.
For life-threatening emergencies, always call 9-1-1.
Features and Services
UH Portage Medical Center’s Emergency Room features include:
- Level 3 Trauma Center: We quickly identify trauma patients, provide initial care and then deliver the quickest path to treatment. Our door-to-provider time is 15 minutes – 13 minutes faster than the national average (medicare.gov). We also provide educational outreach in our community on injury prevention, stroke and heart attack prescreening and prevention.
- Pediatric Emergency Services: We provide the highest level of full-service emergency care for children of all ages in a kid-friendly environment. Our board-certified physicians with experience in pediatric emergency medicine use noninvasive treatments whenever possible for pain management, reducing the child's fear and providing better overall outcomes. For acute cases, coordination of care is delivered through our pediatrician-on-call.
- Remote EKG Monitoring: Through the use of technology, we provide streamlined care for patients experiencing a heart attack. All EMS squads can transmit from the scene, allowing us to provide faster treatment when the patient reaches the hospital - in many cases, bypassing the ER and going directly to a cardiac treatment room.
For Minor Illness or Injury
In the event of a minor illness or injury, patients should visit these urgent care facilities: