Since it’s inception in 1987, the Department of Emergency Medicine has provided outstanding acute care to the residents of Cook County. It is now one of the largest and busiest emergency departments in the United States. Board certified emergency medicine faculty supervise all care provided in the emergency department while teaching residents and medical students. Our faculty have admitting privileges to all inpatient services. With state of the art information and radiology systems, we efficiently care for over 127,000 patients annually.
Red Team: Emergency care for high-acuity medical and surgical patients.
Blue Team: Emergency care for low- to moderate-acuity medical and surgical patients.
Green Team: Specialized emergency care for patients with focused complaints: minor trauma, eye, ENT, gynecologic, musculoskeletal, asthma/COPD.
Information and Radiology System
Pediatric Emergency Department
The pediatric emergency department, provides care for 13,000 pediatric patients each year. The department is staffed by faculty and residents from both the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics.
Emergency Department Observation Unit
By utilizing our 25 bed observation unit, we reduced hospital admissions by 25% since opening in 2002. This unit provides care for a subset of medical conditions that generally respond rapidly to therapy.