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Emergency Services at Russell County Medical Center


No one plans to visit the Emergency Room. It just happens, and usually it’s when you least expect it. 

The Emergency Room at Russell County Medical Center is staffed 24 hours a day year-round with specially trained physicians, registered nurses and health care personnel to provide diagnosis and treatment for illness and injuries. In addition, Russell County Medical Center has a heliport to accommodate patients who arrive at the hospital by helicopter or who must be transported outside the region for certain types of specialized care.

Patients who come to the Emergency Room have access to:

  • 24-hour physician coverage
  • A modern ER facility
  • Registered nurses who have specialized training and experience
  • Important diagnostic services, like radiology, laboratory
  • Intensive care
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Respiratory therapy

Dr. Norman Rexrode serves as the medical director for the Emergency Room. He also serves as EMS Medical Director for Southwest Virginia.