Emergency Medicine

We promise to give you the best.
Welcome to the Massac Memorial Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, where we are here to help our community in times of crisis. Our paramedics, ambulatory services, and emergency room staff are primed to respond to the needs of our Massac County community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, minutes–even seconds–after trauma strikes. We hope you never need us, but when you do, we are here and ready to effectively manage your critical health needs.

Our Services

Medical emergencies are as varied as  the people who have them. As a member of the Critical Access Hospital Network, we are always prepared to provide immediate care and most often the patients we see present with the following:

• Automobile,  boating, motorcycle and other vehicular accidents
• Falls
• Minor  and serious accidents that result in broken bones or other orthopedic problems
• Playground,  athletic, workplace and school related accidents
• Asthma  and other breathing emergencies, chest pain and blood pressure problems
• Severe  pain and/or bleeding
• Poisoning
• Acute  psychiatric problems or emotional distress
• Acute  episodes of chronic disease or illness
• Injuries  caused by violence
• Burns

Robin Newcomb, RN

Emergency Room Manager [br]

618-524-2176 x 373


Robin Newcomb, RN is the manager of the Department of Emergency Medicine. After receiving her clinical training at Massac Memorial Hospital, she has been more than a positive addition to the team for the past 17 years. Robin far exceeds the qualifications of being department manager. She has received certifications to be a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Trauma Nurse Specialist, Emergency Pediatric Nurse, Emergency Communication Registered Nurse, along with Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification. Currently Robin is helping the Department of Emergency Medicine become approved as a Standby Emergency Pediatric Department through the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Fast Facts

Can you  prepare for a major catastrophe? When Hurricane Katrina left the people of the Gulf Coast  homeless and the rest of the nation stunned, it served as an eye-opener that  natural disasters can happen to anyone. That’s why it is important to be  prepared if the worst should ever happen in your backyard.

Your health and safety may depend on keep appropriate  medical supplies and necessary papers on hand. The Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention recommends that you put the following items in a manageable box  or bag in a readily accessible place. Keep versions of this toolbox in your  home, your car and at work. Click here to learn more.

What to Pack in Your Health  Toolbox As recent  natural disasters still leave our nation stunned, you should ask yourself how  prepared you are to meet the formidable challenges that these weather related  disasters present.

Keeping appropriate medical supplies  and necessary papers on hand will help to ensure that you stay as healthy as  possible if the worst does happen. The Centers for Disease Control recommends  that you put the following items in a manageable box or bag in a readily  accessible place. Keep one in your home, your car and at work.

General First Aid Kit

• Bandages

• Pocket knife

• Ace bandage

• Safety pins

• Rolled gauze

•  Instant cold packs

• Cotton swabs

• Sanitary napkins

• Adhesive medical tape

• Splinting supplies

• Scissors

• Hydrogen peroxide

• Tweezers

• Antibiotic ointment

•  Thermometer

• Alcohol swabs

• Bar soap

• Tissues or toilet paper

Physicians on the Massac Memorial Hospital medical staff are independent contractors who have been granted privileges at Massac Memorial Hospital.
They are not employees or agents of the hospital.