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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 13, 1974)
By Lori Clepper .
If you have a heart attack in the Nebraska Union
don't expect the University Health Center' (UHC)
to help you. They can't.
Gary Martin, assistant to the acting UHC
director said, "We aren't equipped to handle most
'lite-threatening emergencies. Wc don't have an
intensive care unit. We don't operate here. It
wouldn't be practical to have that kind of
So, in case of emergency, students are advised
to call an ambulance and go to a Lincoln hospital
"It makes sense," said Al Bennett, Union
director. "An ambulance can make it to the
campus inside three minutes and never longer
than six. The Health Center can't really beat that.
In case of emergency, students should call the
University Operator (dial O), advise her of the
circumstances and request an ambulance, or dial
91 1 and advise that operator.
In a letter to staff departments in the Union this
ueek, Bennet wrote that UHC was not the place to
call in case of emergency and advised staff
members to call an ambulance instead.
"We're equipped here in different ways than
the other hospitals in the city. For instance we can
handle people with infectious diseases. We can
keep those people here instead of the dorms. Most
hospitals can't do tHat."
The UHC does have an emergency room, where
ihey can take care of some problems. But it is
limited and doesn't have the equipment to operate
which other hospitals have, Martin said.
"Wo are mostly an outpatient clinic." he said.
"It would be a waste of money to buy emergency
equipment when other hospitals can take care of
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