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Emergency Department

The emergency department at CHI Health Good Samaritan is equipped to treat critical illnesses and serious injuries. Conveniently located close to you in Kearney, our Emergency Room (ER) is staffed by physicians who specialize in emergency medicine and nurses who are specially trained to treat emergency cases. Our Emergency Care department is staffed 24 hours a day and has accredited Chest Pain and Stroke Centers. Our accreditation in Chest Pain and Stroke means that our staff is specially trained to quickly diagnose and treat chest pain and strokes, allowing patients to quickly receive the level of care that is most appropriate for their condition.

Good Samaritan Hospital has provided paramedic-level emergency ambulance service to the City of Kearney and Buffalo County Fire District #1 since 1988. Good Samaritan Hospital’s paramedics also provide mutual aid response to area ambulance and rescue squads in order to bring the emergency department closer to the patient.

Locations and Directions

CHI Health Good Samaritan emergency department is conveniently located within our full-service hospital. Map the location here.

Chest Pain Centers

Good Samaritan is an accredited Chest Pain Center, located within the emergency department of the hospital. The accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers is awarded to hospitals demonstrating expertise and commitment to quality patient care and treatment of chest pain.

This center serves as a triage point to quickly diagnose and treat chest pain, allowing patients to receive the level of care that is most appropriate for their condition.

Level II Trauma Center

Good Samaritan's Level II Trauma Center provides the highest level of trauma, surgical and critical care. Our team of nationally and internationally respected experts stands ready to take care of patients with traumatic injuries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CHI Health Good Samaritan is verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level II Trauma Center. Verification by the ACS demonstrates that Good Samaritan has met stringent criteria reflecting committment, excellence and assurance of high quality care for all trauma patients.

Air Care

CHI Health Good Samaritan AirCare is the longest operating original air ambulance service in Nebraska. AirCare’s equipment and staff are prepared to transport two patients without notice. This is especially helpful for an accident involving multiple patients.

Ambulance Services