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Emergency Department
Licking Memorial Hospital, First Floor
1320 West Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Emergency Department
Phone: (220) 564-4144

The LMH Emergency Department (ED) provides our community with comprehensive emergent and urgent care. It is our goal to assess, stabilize and treat patients quickly and effectively. Highly skilled, board-certified emergency physicians, nurses, paramedics, technicians, clerks and registrars staff the ED. Our professional staff possesses credentials in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and many are also certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Our ED staff performs an evaluation to determine the patient’s priority of treatment. Vital signs and a brief medical history will be taken during this process. Triage ensures that patients with life-threatening conditions receive immediate care. Those with less serious illnesses and injuries will be seen in a timely manner in order of the most serious to the least serious. Patients should not eat or drink anything while waiting, doing so may delay treatment and/or affect test results. To help relieve the wait times in the ED, patients who can be diagnosed, treated and released quickly, as determined by the ED staff, may be seen in a dedicated area that is open each day from 12:00 Noon to 11:00 p.m.

More than 50,000 patients visit the LMH ED annually. Of these visits, more than 10,000 are pediatric patients. In order to better serve our community, a pediatrician is available in the ED from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. during the week and 24 hours a day during the weekend.

Links, Forms, and Additional Information
Click here for Emergency Department & Urgent Care Wait Times. 
Physician(s)
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Joel W. Anders, D.O., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He completed his internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at Doctors Hospital, Grant Hospital and Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Anders is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Jeff Bare, D.O., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He completed his emergency medicine internship and residency at Ohio University/Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Bare is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Matthew Bromley, D.O., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. He completed an internship and residency in emergency medicine at Doctors Hospital in Columbus. Dr. Bromley is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Terrill Burnworth, D.O., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va. He completed both his residency and internship in emergency medicine at Doctors Hospital/Ohio Health in Columbus. Dr. Burnworth is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Kevin Finley, M.D., earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, after graduating cum laude from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. He completed the Barberton Citizens Hospital Family Practice Residency program in Barberton, Ohio, serving as Residency Recruiting Chief for his final year. Dr. Finley is a board certified family practice physician.
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Laura A. Higgins, M.D., received her Medical Degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.  She completed an emergency medicine residency through Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.  She is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Scott Jolly, D.O., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California. He completed his emergency medicine internship and residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Jolly is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Randy E. Jones, M.D., earned his Medical Degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He completed an internship and residency at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.  Dr. Jones is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Richard J. Limperos, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio.  He completed a residency in emergency medicine at The Ohio State University in Columbus.  Dr. Limperos is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Ryan W. Longstreth, M.D, received his Doctor of Medicine degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio.  He completed an emergency medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.  Dr. Longstreth is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Michael A. McFarlane, D.O., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa.  He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Doctors Hospital in Columbus through Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. McFarlane is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Jill M. Nicholson, M.D., received her Doctor of Medicine degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. She completed a residency in family medicine at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, South Carolina. She is board certified in family medicine.
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Timothy Rossi, D.O., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio.  He completed an internship and residency in emergency medicine at Doctors Hospital in Columbus.  Dr. Rossi is board certified in emergency medicine.



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M. Jane Scott, M.D., received her Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  She completed her internship in internal medicine at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and a residency in emergency medicine from the University of Florida University Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.  Dr. Scott is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Gary D. Sutliff, M.D., earned his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.  He completed his residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus.  Dr. Sutliff is board certified in family practice medicine.
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Rachel Terlecky, D.O., received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio.  She completed a residency in emergency medicine at Kettering Medical Center through the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.  She is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Petter A. Vaagenes, D.O., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He completed an internship and residency in emergency medicine at Doctors Hospital in Columbus.  Dr. Vaagenes is board certified in emergency medicine.
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Donald L. West, Jr., M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree at St. Matthews School of Medicine in Belize, Central America.  He completed a residency in family medicine at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Alabama.  He is board certified in family medicine.
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Cameron S. Evans, P.A.-C., earned his Bachelor of Science in health sciences and Master of Physician Assistant Studies degrees at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He received certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
 
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Meghan J. McGovern, PA-C, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  She received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus.  She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 
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Sarah Rice, APRN-CNP, received her Master of Science in nursing, family nurse practitioner degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, Illinois.  She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
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Allan Thomas, P.A.-C., graduated cum laude from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in human health and a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He received certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  
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Jennifer A. White, APRN-CNP, received her Master of Science in nursing degree and her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.