Emergency Medicine

Providing compassionate, state-of-the-art patient care

The Division of Emergency Medicine provides a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and other health professionals to provide an extraordinary level of knowledge, skill and compassion to every patient we serve at Stanford University Hospital. The Emergency Department is prepared and equipped to provide comprehensive emergency care to patients of all ages in consultation with Stanford University Medical Center medical and surgical specialties to treat acute illnesses and injuries. Services for patients with minor illnesses or injuries are provided in a Fast Track section of the Department. An Emergency Medicine faculty physician is present 24 hours a day. The American College of Surgeons has re-verified us as a  Level I Adult & Pediatric Trauma Center - the highest level possible. Stanford University Medical Center is the only Trauma Center in our county with this designation and verification; and serves as a regional trauma center for northern and central California, as well as adjacent states.

Another component of the Division is the Life Flight Medical Transport Program which is available to transport critically ill or injured patients. It provides high-quality medical care during patient transport. Emergency critical care transports by ground vehicles, fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Life Flight utilizes both nurse-led and physician-led transport teams depending on the acuity of the patient.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Stanford University Emergency Medicine Faculty to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art patient care; to commit to academic excellence in teaching and research, and to be leaders in the specialty of emergency medicine. We will work towards our mission in an environment that fosters personal and professional pride, satisfaction and growth.

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