We are a full-service hospital with a modern sixteen-bed emergency facility, staffed with board-certified emergency physicians. We are a level-4 trauma center and experience high volumes of trauma cases due to our proximity to many of the desert off-road recreational areas in southeastern California. The Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (also referred to as Glamis after the town on the eastern side of the dunes) is approximately twenty-eight miles from Pioneers Memorial Hospital. During the winter months as many as 120,000 off-road enthusiasts visit the dunes each holiday weekend.
Our Emergency Department has an excellent reputation. Most patients are seen promptly by a physician, and only at the busiest times will you find patients waiting in the waiting room. In the last five years, the average door-to-doc times has been twenty minutes. Many other hospitals use our Emergency Department as the model to improve their waiting times.