Emergency Department

The RMH Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Serving 7,000 visitors per year, our state-of-the-art department and caring staff are prepared to handle a wide range of problems from minor illnesses to life-threatening events. We work toward prompt evaluation, with appropriate and safe treatment, of your varied concerns.

For medical issues that go beyond the capabilities of our local resources, we refer patients from the ER to a wide variety of specialists and hospitals from Vituity physician partners. If needed, air emergency transport services are available from St. Vincent StatFlight. Our partnership with Vituity physician partners allows us to continue the excellent care you have come to expect at Rush Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.

Always available, the Rush Memorial Hospital Emergency Department is…Committed to You, Close to Home.

Emergency Room


Blake Grider, MD

St. Vincent’s Emergency Physicians

Medical Director, RMH Emergency Department

Dr. Blake Grider, of St. Vincent’s Emergency Physicians, is the Medical Director of the RMH Emergency Department. Dr. Grider is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has five years of experience working in emergency medicine at St Vincent’s. Dr. Grider and the rest of our Emergency Room Physicians are partners in Vituity Physician Partnership and Healthcare Staffing Solutions.


24 hours a day / 7 days a week


Shelia Browning, Director of Emergency Department
Phone: (765) 932-7632
Fax: (765) 932-7433

“To Your Health” Podcast

RMH Emergency Room Improvements

Listen to Dr. Blake Grider, the Medical Director of the RMH Emergency Room and board-certified Emergency Medicine Specialist, discuss recent improvements at the RMH ER. Improvements include shorter wait times and recruitment of additional full-time, board certified, Emergency Medicine Specialists.  Dr. Grider explains how Covid-19 has affected the emergency room, and why is it important for patients to seek immediate care when faced with an emergency. He also talks about summer safety and ways to avoid a trip to the emergency room.