Door County Memorial Hospital Emergency Services

As the peninsula’s population inflates during the summer with seasonal residents and vacationers, the number of patients evaluated and treated at Door County Memorial Hospital/Ministry Health Care’s Emergency Department – the county’s only emergency department – also increases approximately 35 percent.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the staff is prepared to handle all medical emergencies. The physicians are all board certified in emergency care and are contracted through Infinity Healthcare, Inc. in Milwaukee. The emergency nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and in trauma nursing care. Many have received additional certification in emergency nursing from the Emergency Nurse’s Association.

“This is an excellent Emergency Department. We take care of both the local population and the many tourists who visit Door County in the summer months,” said Barb Chisholm, a registered nurse of 40 years.

Last year, a renovation to the Emergency Department created a new entrance for walk-in patients under a protected canopy, a larger waiting area, more private registration areas and an enhanced triage area.

The Emergency Department is equipped to handle most medical/surgical emergencies. In addition to all the traditional services offered, the hospital has a full service Diagnostic Imaging Department which includes an Advanced MRI, CT and ultrasound. This, along with the collaborative services of lab, respiratory care and ancillary personnel, assure that DCMH provides patients with excellent care.

Also, quality ground and helicopter transportation services exist to transfer patients to Green Bay if the need arises.

In addition to the Emergency Department, another resource available to patients is Nurse Direct, a free 24-hour health information call-in service. People can phone, 877.746.0003 anytime of the day or night and speak to a registered nurse on a variety of topics.

For more information call 920.743.5566 or visit