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 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 Center

At Summit Pacific we have the ability to stabilize ill or injured patients and transport them to a higher level of care 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 stroke patients the 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.

Emergency Department Check-In Location & After Hours Visitors

Please use the driveway and parking lot located off of Young Street when visiting the Emergency Department. The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are visiting and find that the Main Patient Entrance is locked, please check-in at 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. SANE examiners 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


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.


Richard Goodfried, MD

Dr. Goodfried grew up in southern California. He obtained his MD at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Goodfried is driven by caring for the vulnerable as underserved. After 20 years practicing Emergency Medicine in downtown Seattle, he is now enjoying working in a rural setting.

Dr. Goodfried enjoys cycling, gardening and travel. He is married with two children and a 6-year-old Havanese.


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.


Satwant Parmar, MD

Dr. Parmar, is an emergency medicine specialist who has been practicing in the emergency room since 1993. She graduated from RNT Medical College in Udaipur, India in 1975 and has over 46 years of diverse experience in medicine. Dr. Parmar has held residency in general surgery, pediatrics and internal medicine.