Each year, Methodist Medical Center’s Emergency Care Center treats approximately 45,000 patients. The facility is equipped with two trauma suites, 38 treatment rooms a chest pain center which offers 24-hour RN-supervised monitoring of patients requiring further investigation of complaints of chest pain. The center offers imaging services within the department to provide rapid testing and treatment.
A large staff team center in the Emergency Department makes the nursing staff and doctors more accessible to patients and their families. It also helps improve communications.
For the convenience of patients and their families, a “greeter” is stationed in the Emergency Department’s lobby during peak hours. The greeter quickly notifies a nurse if a patient requires immediate attention and provides comfort, if needed, and information for the family while the patient waits to be evaluated, undergoes tests and receives treatment.