Emergency Department

Our Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week by an ED Physician. Our hospital is unique due to our size and accessibility and we therefore pride ourselves on our low emergency department wait times and our ability to give patients access to a doctor quickly.

  • 24/7 Emergency Department
  • Level II Cardiac Center
  • Level III Stroke Center
  • Level IV Trauma Care

At Summit Pacific we have the ability to stabilize critically injured patients and transport them to larger trauma facilities by either ambulance or helicopter. Stopping at Summit Pacific for stabilization has been instrumental in saving the lives of heart attack and stroke victims and those with traumatic injuries.

Summit Pacific Medical Center is a member of Southwest Washington’s Telestroke Network. This network provides possible stroke patients that opportunity to come to Summit Pacific at the first signs of stroke, but still be seen immediately by a neurologist from Providence St. Peter Hospital’s certified stroke center through advanced video technology.

Please use the driveway and parking lot located off of Young Street when visiting the Emergency Department. 

Sexual Assault Exams

Summit Pacific now offers sexual assault exams through the emergency department for individuals 14 years of age and older that have been victims of sexual assault. Acute SANE exams are intended for victims who have suffered an assault within the past 120 hours (5 days). Specially trained nurses and providers will offer an exam that documents the history of the assault, examines for acute injuries, documents findings to include photography and forensic evidence collection when appropriate, and provides treatment to reduce the chances of sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy.

SANE exams are available without a referral and forensic exam fees are covered by Crime Victims Compensation. Staff can assist victims in filing a police report and connecting with advocacy and counseling services. Children and younger teens will be referred to the Sexual Assault Clinic in Lacey for treatment and services.

To learn more about SANE services, call 360-346-2274.

Emergency Department Providers


Richard Goodfried, MD

Bio coming soon!


Clyde Hanson, DO

Dr. Hanson has over 30 years experience in emergency medicine. He is originally from Minnesota and graduated with honors from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City. His specialty is in emergency medicine and is passionate about rural healthcare. Dr. Hanson enjoys building houses, spending time with his dogs and traveling to Europe.


Frances Lawson, MD

Dr. Frances Lawson grew up in central California and graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. She would receive her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School and would complete 2 years of general surgery before completing an emergency medicine residency at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California.

Her specialty is in Emergency Medicine and although she has worked in large cities, she enjoys connecting with smaller communities on a more personal level. She is a Christian and believes spiritual health is just as important as physical health.

Dr. Lawson has worked with the International Medical Surgical Response Teams(IMSuRT) and Trauma and Critical Care Teams(TCCTs) at the CDC on the Ebola crisis, medical team for the United Nations General Assembly, and deployed to several disasters with various federal medical teams. She currently serves as the SWAT medic for Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 dogs. Some of her hobbies include firearms training, scuba diving, gardening, hiking and beach combing for sea glass.


Satwant Parmar, MD

Bio coming soon!


Mimi Syed, DO

ED Medical Director

Dr. Syed is Summit Pacific’s Emergency Department Medical Director and is the Clinical Assistant Professor at WSU School of Medicine and UW School of Medicine. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. There she would train and work in Emergency Medicine and serve as an Assistant Emergency Medical Director before coming to Washington State. She is passionate about Emergency Medicine and enjoys running, gardening, and rescuing animals in her spare time.