Emergency Services

The Paris Community Hospital Emergency Room, located on the east side of the hospital, is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Paris Community Hospital Emergency Room

The ER staff includes on-site physicians, registered nurses, and emergency room technicians who are certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Life Support.

Back to services

Request an Appointment

Call 217-465-CARE (2773) or request an appointment online in your patient portal.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8 am - 5 pm

 What to Expect

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 ER 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, Paris Community Hospital implemented an ER/hospitalist program, which is staffed with ER physicians/hospitalists. These physicians not only provide emergency care to patients, but also are available to care for patients who are admitted to the hospital following their emergency department visit.

Emergency Room Frequently Asked Questions

When is the PCH Emergency Room open?

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Where is the PCH Emergency Room located?

On the east side of the main hospital

How do I know if I need to visit the emergency room?

If you are experiencing symptoms that are life-threatening or could have dangerous repercussions. If treatment for your condition can wait then the urgent care clinic is a better option.

How long will I wait during an ER visit?

The PCH Emergency Room wait time is better than the national standard of 30 minutes or less.

Is there always a doctor present in the ER?

Yes, there is at least one physician in the ER 24 hours per day.

Meet Our Team

George Geranios, MD


Zachary Iles, MD


Olusegun Ishmael, MD, MBA


Robert Marshall, MD


Ernest Mensah, MD, MBA, MPH


Dinesh Shah, MD


Samantha McCarty, RN, PHRN, EMT-B


Rediscover Paris Community Hospital Emergency Room

+ Learn more

What our patients are saying

"Heart-felt thanks: ER staff expedites care."

See what other patients are saying about their experience at Paris Community Hospital. 

+ Patient Stories

©2017 Paris Community Hospital | All rights reserved
Website by: Marco | Website design by: Legato Healthcare Marketing