The Emergency Department offers emergency health services twenty-four hours a day to patients of all ages. The department is responsible for the immediate treatment of any medical or surgical emergency, for initiating lifesaving procedures in all types of emergency situations, and for providing emergency care for other conditions, including chronic medical problems and minor illnesses and injuries. The Emergency Department does not provide telephone advice.  The department is committed to following the pertinent laws and regulations established by the CMS Title 22 State Regulations, CIHQ, Lippincott Manual of Nursing, and the LVMC Nursing and Emergency Department Policy and Procedure Manual.