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Average ER Wait Times

North Suburban Medical Center

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Northeast ER

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Rapid Response Programs

Emergency care. Fast.

At North Suburban Medical Center, we are committed to providing the highest-quality emergency care for the Thornton, Westminster, Broomfield and Brighton communities. Our emergency rooms work with local EMS providers to ensure you receive the lifesaving treatment you need – fast.

With ER wait times that surpass the national average and award-winning cardiac care, North Suburban is your first choice for emergency care in Thornton.

Remember, if you feel that your life is in danger, call 911 immediately. Do not try to drive to the closest emergency room.

Award-winning heart attack care

When a patient has a heart attack, the most important factor is time. North Suburban Medical Center has one of the best records in the U.S. for getting its patients lifesaving procedures quickly.

The national standard set by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is 90 minutes, beginning when the patient enters the emergency room. The national average is 122 minutes.

Stroke alert

Stroke patients at North Suburban receive prompt, coordinated treatment from a team of neurologists and specially trained nurses and technicians. Our ER staff works with area EMS agencies to identify stroke emergencies quickly.

Our facility uses the most innovative telemedicine technology to coordinate with the neurosciences department at Swedish Medical Center. This allows us to bring advanced stroke care to our state’s fastest growing communities.

Condition H

If you are in our hospital and something doesn’t feel right to you, you can activate Condition H. An emergency medical team will be at your bedside immediately. Just dial “O” and tell the hospital operator Condition H and your room number.