If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
Emergency Room in Davidson County
At TriStar Skyline's ER, we serve the North Nashville area and surrounding communities. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center and Tennessee's first Comprehensive Stroke Center, TriStar Skyline offers rapid access to high level emergency care to more than 66,000 patients each year.
For every emergency, specialists are available 24/7 - including neurosurgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, and trauma surgeons. Our teams are specially trained to stabilize, manage, and diagnose patients with all types of injuries and illness, including heart attack, stroke, flu and viral illness.
Faster Access to Care
- Expert emergency specialists
- Level II Trauma Center
- Accredited Chest Pain Center
- Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
- Telemedicine Technology for instant access to highly specialized physicians
- AirStrip CARDIOLOGY for real-time remote monitoring
- Convenient location off Interstates 65 and 24
- Two helipads for rapid transfers
ER Wait Times
In an emergency, minimizing your wait time is our top priority. Our expert triage team will assess you as soon as you arrive so there is no wait time for potentially life threatening conditions, such as chest pain or stroke.
Recognizing the Symptoms...
Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. In both cases, time is crucial. Being able to recognize the symptoms can help save the life of you or someone you love:
Chest pain is often a symptom of heart disease. It occurs when the blood vessels leading to the heart are blocked. This results in less blood, and therefore less oxygen, reaching the heart muscle. When the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen, chest pain and other symptoms result. Chest pain of any kind deserves a medical evaluation to determine its cause.
Other symptoms may include:
- Shortness of breath & difficulty breathing
- Unexplained anxiety
- Weakness of fatigue
- Cold sweat
Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease. It affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or a burst. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of a stroke quickly:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause