HDH’s Wetzel Family Emergency Department, open 24/7 and staffed with highly qualified emergency physicians and nurses, provides emergent and urgent care to more than 10,000 patients each year. This is the only fully equipped Emergency Department located between Santa Rosa and Ukiah.
The Emergency Department was rebuilt and expanded in 2008, courtesy of a generous donation from the Wetzel family of Alexander Valley in Healdsburg. With eight treatment stations available, the time to see a physician averages 15 minutes or less. The California average for hospital Emergency Departments is four hours “from door to doc.” Our patients often express their satisfaction with our short wait time and the friendliness of our staff.
This exceptionally short average response time allows us to initiate your care quickly. Our triage protocols allow us to begin your care within minutes, whether a "heart attack" or a "brain attack." We have passed the rigorous training and practice process that allows us to be a Certified Stroke Center.
Our team includes highly experienced Emergency Care physicians, nursing staff and technicians who assist you on your path to health. Additionally, if the Emergency physician determines you need inpatient care, we have a hospitalist on campus 24/7 to admit and care for patients who require medical, surgical, or intensive care.