Augusta University Health Emergency Department
The Augusta University Health Emergency and Express Care is a 40-bed full-care trauma and emergency medical service.
The Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by emergency medicine faculty and residents – all of whom are board certified or residency trained in emergency medicine. In the past year, the Emergency Department cared for more than 76,000 patients. The department is supported by EMS helicopter service, LifeNet, and ground transport. In addition, Express Care Services provide rapid treatment for minor injuries and sicknesses.
The Trauma Center specializes in the treatment of traumatic, critical care injuries 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Medical Center at Augusta University has the region’s only Level I Trauma Center (highest level), with an emergency helicopter transport team and Emergency Communications Center. The physicians and nurses in the trauma center serve a 13-county region including the CSRA. With helicopter transport, the center also treats trauma patients beyond the 13 counties. The trauma center coordinates care for more than 1,500 trauma victims each year by following them through their hospital stays and coordinating their care after leaving Medical Center at Augusta University. The center includes a 12-bed shock/trauma intensive care unit and a specialized trauma resuscitation area within the Emergency Department.
Pediatric Emergency Department
The Pediatric Emergency Department of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia is adjacent to the main Emergency Department. The Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the region’s only pediatric tertiary care referral hospital, and our physicians include subspecialists in all areas of pediatrics. The department has 13 beds with two trauma beds. The Pediatric Emergency Department is staffed by pediatric emergency medicine physicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and has equipment and furniture sized just for children.
Pediatric Transport Team
The Pediatric Transport Team is comprised of specially trained nurses and respiratory therapists. The team provides transport service all throughout the state, as well as neighboring states, and travels by ground, fixed wing or rotorcraft. When an emergency call is received, the team is mobilized, bringing critical care directly to the patient. The patient is stabilized in the outlying location and then brought back to Medical Center at Augusta University for definitive care. This service is provided for patients from birth to 21 years.