Emergency Services

There’s no need to travel to a hospital miles away when quality emergency care is available close to home in Lake Village, Arkansas.  The Emergency Department at Chicot Memorial Medical Center has a physician on-duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to treat any of your emergency medical needs.  Every year we treat more than 5,000 patients in our Emergency Department.

Chicot Memorial Medical Center has been designated as a Level 4 Trauma Center as well as a Stroke Ready Hospital.  We provide 24-hour-a-day assessment, resuscitation, and stabilization services, as well as prompt access to laboratory, radiology, and respiratory services.  We also have telemedicine capabilities that allow us to perform a “live consultation” with specialists for burns, trauma, strokes, and pediatrics in emergent situations.  (See more about our stroke telemedicine program below.)  If more comprehensive care is needed we can transfer you to an appropriate facility where a higher level of care is available.

We also offer ambulance and EMS services for the fastest, safest transport to our emergency room. Common illnesses and injuries that we treat in the ER at Chicot Memorial Medical Center include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma attacks
  • Broken bones
  • Choking
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Contusions
  • Cuts (severe)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting
  • Falls
  • Heart attacks
  • High fever
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing poison
  • Wounds

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. For other medical needs, give us a call at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village, AR at (870) 265-9200, and our caring staff will help direct you to the appropriate department.

AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support)

AR SAVES presents an innovative solution to a complex, statewide problem. This initiative leans upon the expertise of Arkansas’ vascular neurologists, innovative telemedicine systems, and ground-breaking medications to treat Arkansas’ stroke patients.

This program links emergency room doctors at participating hospitals to specially trained vascular neurologists via live, two-way video, available 24-hours a day. Led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Center for Distance Health, the program helps ensure timely treatment of stroke patients. Hospitals that are selected to participate in the AR SAVES Program are equipped with telemedicine technology, training for personnel, support for dedicated telestroke coordinator and ongoing education. Currently, many of Arkansas’ rural hospitals without the support of a neurologist often forgo administration of a clot busting drug, as they lack the staff resources to accurately identify and manage clot busing drug candidates. Further, the window of time needed to effectively administer the clot busting drug is often lost when stroke patients are transported to a better-equipped, remote hospital. As such, Arkansas’ stroke patients are missing out on a quality-of-life-saving drug that significantly improves the chances of recovery while reducing permanent, stroke-related disability and, quite possibly, mortality. AR SAVES has implemented a stroke management system specifically targeting these shortcomings by increasing access to sub-specialty expertise through telemedicine technology, thereby engineering a coordinated assessment and care-based plan for Arkansas’ stroke patients.