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Blake Medical Center

Emergency Care

Blake Medical Center’s emergency room provides 24-hour emergency medical services for Bradenton residents. Our ER is staffed by board-certified emergency physicians as well as mid-level practitioners. From strokes to unexplained chest pain, you can count on our ER staff to take good care of you or someone you love.

The nursing staff in the emergency room maintain the following certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately for medical attention.

Trauma center in Bradenton

In a medical emergency every second counts: the sooner patients get to a designated trauma center, the better their chance for survival. Blake Medical Center is a designated level II trauma center. Thanks to our advanced emergency room techniques, outstanding medical care during a crisis is never far from home.

The trauma center at Blake Medical Center has become just the second hospital in the state of Florida to be verified as a level II trauma center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

Chest pain center in Bradenton

In addition to our trauma center, our hospital in Bradenton is also an accredited chest pain center. Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people come to the ER at Blake Medical Center. To increase our readiness, the hospital has established a community initiative with the Manatee County EMS system to treat patients with cardiac problems faster.

When suffering a heart attack, Time = Heart Muscle. For patients having a heart attack or STEMI (ST Segment Elevated Myocardial Infarction), the national standard is to try to get the patient from the door to the catheterization lab for balloon angioplasty within 90 minutes. Blake Medical Center is proud to not only meet that goal nearly 100 percent of the time, we often far exceed it. Because of this success, we're able to save more heart muscle, which leads to better outcomes for our patients.

Our emergency team integrates with EMS to provide the fastest and best care possible. Emergency physicians and staff work closely with cardiologists, the catheterization lab and other medical specialists and diagnostic services within the hospital to ensure quick diagnosis and treatment.