Emergency Department

Trauma Room

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 including Methodist, St. Vincent, and Riley Children’s Hospital. If needed, air emergency transport services are available from St. Vincent StatFlight. Our partnership with St. Vincent Emergency Physicians allows us to continue the excellent care you have come to expect at Rush Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.

Dr. Blake Grider 
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, the same health system that supplies the physicians that staff the RMH Emergency Department.

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


24 hours a day / 7 days a week

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. 

Shelia Browning, Director of Emergency Department
Phone: 765-932-7573
Fax: 765-932-7433