Emergency Medicine

The Paris Community Hospital Emergency Room is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It is located on the east side of the hospital.

The ER staff includes an on-site physician, registered nurses, and emergency room technicians who are either LPNs or paramedics. The staff is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Life Support.

A physician serves as medical director to oversee the department and supervise the emergency room physicians, a registered nurse serves as the Critical Care Manager supervising the emergency department nurses and technicians, and a registered nurse serves as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator who serves as a liaison between the hospital and our local ambulance service.

Beginning in September 2010, PCH implemented an ER/Hospitalist Program, which is staffed with ER Physicians/Hospitalists. These physicians not only provide care to emergency patients, but also are available to care for patients who are admitted to the hospital following their emergency department visit.

Associate Status Hospital, State of Illinois, Emergency Medical Services System, 
Region 6.

  • Critical Care Manager: Samantha McCarty, RN, PHRN, 217-465-2606, Ext. 341
  • EMS Coordinator: Kathy Martin, RN, 217-465-2606, Ext. 243


Paris Community Hospital is licensed as a Critical Access Hospital for 25 beds and is accredited by The Joint Commission. Additionally, the Family Medical Center offers three locations in Paris, Chrisman and Kansas IL to complete the family of PCH/FMC.

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