Emergency Services

Why St. Joseph Hospital

At St. Joseph Hospital, we provide high quality emergency services right here in Nashua. We’re a state-designated Level III Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and a DNV accredited Primary Stroke Center with 24/7 percutaneous coronary intervention capabilities. What does all this mean? It means we’re here to deliver comprehensive and compassionate care when you need it most.

Need fast and effective care for serious injury or illness in the greater Nashua area? St. Joseph Hospital offers 24-hour emergency services with short wait times.

Surgeons and anesthesiologists are always at the ready, and our language interpreter services meet the needs of all families.

In an emergency situation, always call 9-1-1. In addition, the Northern New England Poison Control Center can be reached toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only one family member or friend is allowed with the patient, and they must wear a mask at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

St. Joseph Hospital has been a state-designated trauma facility for more than 30 years. Our trauma team is made up of members from more than 12 departments who are always ready to respond to the most serious traumatic incidents.

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St. Joseph Hospital proudly supports our First Responders! We are the Medical Resource Hospital for 17 First Responder Agencies including Municipal Fire, EMS, Police Departments, and Non-Municipal Emergency Response Teams. Our pre-hospital providers are a critical part of the emergency care continuum for all patients who are transported to our hospital by ambulance. St. Joseph Hospital is a recognized Level III Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, Accredited Level III Geriatric Emergency Department, and Primary Stroke Center. We also provide premier Cardiac Catheterization Services. All of these offerings allow St. Joseph Hospital to be the first choice for EMS Providers and their patients in this area to receive Emergency and continued care.

Dealing with a minor injury or illness? Visit our urgent care facility at Milford Medical Center. It’s open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and its trained, dedicated and diverse staff provide quick and convenient walk-in care. Some conditions can even be treated with a virtual visit.

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Our Stroke Team Activation is our emergency stroke response procedure, which provides immediate diagnosis and treatment of patients exhibiting stroke symptoms, 24/7.

This rapid response of trained personnel, including our board-certified neurologists and emergency medicine physicians, is crucial to saving lives and reducing harmful long-term side effects.

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Related Articles

November 9, 2021

Should You Go to the ER or Urgent Care? How to Decide.

Written by Michelle Martin for St. Joseph Hospital

Dr. James Martin worked in emergency medicine for 25 years before moving to urgent care. Now Medical Director at St. Joseph Hospital Urgent Care in Milford, NH, he often sees patients who aren’t sure when they should visit an urgent care or make a trip to the emergency department.

He also is seeing more patients who are going to urgent care instead of the ED because they believe their condition can be checked out quickly.

“I’ve been on both sides (emergency medicine and urgent care) and this is becoming more common,” he said. “Patients might come into urgent care saying, ‘I can’t move my right arm,’ but they don’t think it could be a stroke. Or they’ll say they don’t want to go to the emergency department because they are worried about COVID.”

To read more, click here.

Meet Our Team

Our highly-skilled emergency services team is here around the clock to provide the care you need when it matters most.

Kyle Argo, PA-C

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Timothy Chu, MD

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Denis Dessureault, PA-C

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Peter Dias, PA-C

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James H. Fortune, MD

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Peter Gould, DO

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Joseph P. Greco, PA-C

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Kristen Hirsch Murphy, PA-C

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Yong Hwa Lee, MD

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Kimberly Ohman, MD

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Mark L. Petrarca, DO

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Erin Ralls, PA-C

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Brian Sweeney, DO, EMS Medical Director

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Deepak Vatti, MD, Chair of Emergency Services

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Jane Wieler, DO

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Harriet Young, MD

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