Medical Center at Augusta University Emergency Services

About Emergency Services

Emergency and Express Care is a 40-bed full care trauma and emergency medical service. With state-of-the-art equipment, the Emergency Department houses a trauma resuscitation area in addition to rooms designed for:

  • observation
  • treatment and examination
  • casting
  • dental services
  • ear, nose and throat treatment
  • decontamination shelter

The Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 by the emergency medicine faculty, 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. Express Care Services provided treatment for minor injuries and sicknesses.

The Pediatric Emergency Department at Medical Center at Augusta University has 13 beds, with two trauma beds. The Pediatric Emergency Department is staffed by pediatric emergency medicine physicians 16 hours a day and has equipment and furniture sized just for children.

The Children’s Hospital of Georgia houses a Level 1 (highest level) Pediatric Trauma Center, with air and ground transport. The specialized team includes a trauma nurse coordinator, trauma clinical nurse specialist, trauma registrar and one of the most highly trained physician teams in the Southeast. The interdisciplinary team also includes many other health care professionals from pastoral care to pharmacy services. The goal is to provide comprehensive care to ensure the best possible outcomes for trauma victims and their families.

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 rotocraft. When an emergency call is received, the team is mobilized bringing critical care directly to the patient. The patient is stabilized in the outlying locations then brought back to Medical Center at Augusta University for definitive care. This service is provided for patients from birth to 21 years.

More information on Non-traumatic Emergencies.