Dover, NH. – Portsmouth Regional Hospital recently opened its newest addition to the public – Dover Emergency Room. Dover Emergency Room is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with board-certified emergency room physicians and nurses. Located at 10 Central Avenue in Dover, directly off of Exit 7 of the Spaulding Turnpike, Dover Emergency Room serves the residents of the City of Dover and surrounding communities.

“Freestanding emergency rooms are designed to provide critical local access to emergency medical services for circumstances that require more support than a visit to primary care physician or urgent care center could provide,” stated Mary Valvano, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

The 10,000-square-foot Dover Emergency Room provides 11 treatment rooms, including bays for trauma care, behavioral health, and pediatric care.

Patients receiving care at Dover Emergency Room benefit from a coordinated patient care experience including access to extensive specialty care services and resources offered by Portsmouth Regional Hospital that include: the Seacoast’s only ACS Verified Level II Trauma Center, the Seacoast’s only comprehensive heart and vascular program, and its only 24/7 neurosurgical and stroke clot retrieval programs, as well as comprehensive behavioral health services. The Dover Emergency Room also offers full diagnostic testing capabilities to include onsite laboratory and imaging services.

“Portsmouth Regional Hospital has a long tradition of high quality, patient-centered care for the Seacoast communities; the Dover Emergency Room is a natural extension of our existing commitment to ensure patients remain in the community in which they live,” stated Dean Carucci, Portsmouth Regional Hospital CEO. “As a fully integrated department of Portsmouth Regional Hospital, we can easily integrate the advanced specialty services across campuses to support patient care.”

Dover is one of the fastest growing residential communities in New Hampshire and is a commercial center, with more than 30,000 employees in the area each day. Increased healthcare capacity offered by the Dover Emergency Room supports both the residential and workforce populations.