Knightfall Emergency Care Center
Knightfall Emergency Care Center (KECC) is a not-for-profit hospital that is built in Gothic City where the once Black House stood. What once brought fear, death and anxiety is now a symbol of hope, life and peace of mind. Unlike other hospitals, this one specializes solely on emergency care. While an individual may be admitted for further needed care, there are no scheduled appointments here at KECC. This was decided due to the high trauma loads that have been coming through at Gothic General Hospital. Knightfall Emergency Care Center was built to take in the heavy loads of trauma injuries to help give relief to other nearby hospitals that may not be suited for gunshot wounds, crush injuries, burns, displaced open fractures, brain bleeds and more. The hospital is also built to be able take care of myocardial infarction (heart attacks) and cerebral infarctions (strokes).
There are four different levels of the KECC; Emergency Department, Surgical/Trauma Ward, Inpatient and ICU. From minor scrapes and bruises to near death traumatic injuries no job is too great or difficult for Dr. Knightfall and her team in the KECC.
The Emergency Department (ED)
The ED is where patients who have emergent injuries (gunshot wounds, deep tissue lacerations, broken bones, heart attacks, strokes.. etc..) are brought to for more emergent medical attention. The area will seem chaotic with nurses and staff running around and blood will be seen on the floor but that’s just an average day in the ED. While less minor injuries could also be treated here, the primary goal of the ED is to deal with higher acuity symptoms/injuries first. If you come with a cough to the ED, you’re most likely going to be waiting several hours in comparison to a person with multiple stab wounds.
The Surgical/Trauma Ward
The Surgical/Trauma Ward is where patients who require emergency surgery done for both traumatic and non-traumatic events. All patient's come from the ED for a level of care they cannot preform. From there patient's are normally found in ICU depending on the severity of the surgery. From shattered bones to ruptured organs, to removal of several bullets to reattach a severed limb, there is no surgery too great for this team.
Inpatient care means you are admitted to the hospital on a doctor’s order. You are classified as an inpatient as soon as you are formally admitted. For example, if you visit the Emergency Department (ED), you are initially considered an outpatient. However, if your visit results in a doctor’s order to be formally admitted to the hospital, then your status is transitioned to inpatient care. The hospital care that you receive is considered inpatient until the day you’re discharged. Test ranging from x-ray, CT, MRI, blood work and such can be done while you’re in IP (inpatient).
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The ICU is a special department that provides intensive treatment medicine. ICU cater to patients with severe or life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant care, close supervision form life support equipment and medication in order to ensure normal body functions. They are staffed by highly trained physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists who specializes in caring for critically ill patients. Common conditions that are treated within ICUs include acute respiratory distress syndrome, hypertension, metastases and other life-threatening conditions. Patients are usually admitted to the ICU through the ED but are known to come from different areas of the hospital if they rapidly deteriorate or immediately after surgery if the surgery is very invasive and the patient is at risk of complications.
There are security guards located all over the hospitals. Because of Gothic City’s reputation of violence, Ashley took it upon herself to hire either retired vigilantes or retired military personnel to be her guards. They drive around the campus, guard rooftops, and patrol the hallways. There are cameras located all over the hospital inside and out. All visitors must have their picture taken before walking into the hospital and have a visitors badge on at all times. All guests must be escorted by security to their destination. The only way around that is to have them ordered by Ashley herself not to escort them. They are armed with stun batons, pepper spray and knives if necessary. They are equipped with body armor and protective eye gear. There are also security dogs that roam more along the outside perimeters and rooftops but will rush inside if needed.
Aside from Dr. Ashley Knightfall, there are other doctors on staff who help carry the load when Dr. Knightfall isn't available. These staff members were chosen by Dr. Knightfall herself.
Dr. Amy Hladik
Dr. Amy Hladik is head of the ED when Dr. Ashley Knightfall isn’t around. She worked at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Texas which is known to be the second busiest hospital in the USA for the last 15 years. While she has a sense of humor, it can be rather twisted and dark. Dr. Hladik is not afraid to get her hands dirty and is normally the first one out of the ED staff to jump up at a code coming in. She knows how to save a life efficiently and quickly while using half the resources that most other ED doctors do. If you need something done stat, Dr. Amy Hladik is your doctor. Her Emergency Medicine knowledge rivals against Dr. Knightfall and it shows when the two are working together. Dr. Hladik is known to always bring a bag of sour patch kids, a tube of Pringles and three gatorades to every shift.
Dr. Vincent Cooper
Dr. Vincent Cooper is the Chief of Surgery and in charge of the Trauma area. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland is where Dr. Cooper came from with 10 years of experience. Despite his stern looks and quiet demeanor Dr. Cooper is a rather lighthearted man who enjoys roaming around down in the ED to see if they need any assistance when he’s not busy performing surgery. He enjoys listening to 80’s rap, artists such as Heavy D. & The Boyz, LL Cool J, Marley Marl, Sugar Hill Gang and more… only downside to this is that sometimes Dr. Cooper will try to rap along… which he’s not very good at. It’s not difficult to admit a patient into surgery with Dr. Cooper as he’s always willing to take a patient even when he’s overflowed with work. Dr. Hladik is known to sometimes not call the on call surgeon and call Dr. Cooper directly because she knows he’ll get the job done without any fuss.
Dr. Anar Patel
Dr. Anar Patel is the head doctor of Inpatient Care. She is a doctor on staff streight from residency from Stanford University and is already in charge of her own area of the hospital. This is because (even though she is very young) Dr. Knightfall states she is able to fit the role of Inpatient Care Physician better than other doctors she interviewed. Dr. Patel is a headstrong and sometimes stubborn but is always looking out for the patient. She will not give medications to a patient unless she is 100% it’ll help them as she feels adding medications the body doesn’t need will harm them more than help them. Dr Patel is known to be very sympathetic with her patients and kind but is known to be a little more rough (but not rude or mean) with staff. She’s known to always talk with her hands.
Dr. Trevor Dickerson
Dr. Trevor Dickerson is in charge of the ICU of the hospital. He’s also a younger doctor but worked at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York for about five years at the ICU there. He is rather loud when he speaks and isn’t aware of the fowl language he uses when around patients and patients’ families until the words have already left his mouth. He is very passionate about his patients and (unlike Dr. Patel) will try whatever possible to get his patient’s better. He tends to talk things out to himself a lot and some nurses will mistake that for him giving orders to them. Dr. Dickerson doesn’t like sitting around and waiting and if his patient’s are doing will, he will go to one of the other levels to see if they need help. Dr. Dickerson always makes time to speak to patient’s families and explain things as simple as he can so they can understand what’s going on with their loved one. While his primary focus is the patient, the patient’s family is right up there for him.
CVnU Rules apply
No destruction of any part of the hospital without permission.
No hacking into system without permission
This is a medical center, so please no combat. If you do engage in combat with another patient or staff member be prepared to also fight off the security (who are trained for combat).
All who are injured are welcomed into KECC (doesn't matter if you're blue, grey or red).
All doctors and Nursing staff are NPC’s as of now. I’ll be adding more staffing in time but until then, I simply put up the lead doctors for now.