Why Atrium Medical Center?
Atrium Medical Center’s Emergency Trauma Center (ETC) provides advanced emergency services and a Level III Trauma Center in a spacious facility. In fact, Atrium received the Critical Care Excellence Award from HealthGrades for 2013-2014.
For seriously injured patients, Atrium’s Level III Trauma Center provides prompt assessment, resuscitation, emergency care and stabilization. Atrium first established itself as a verified Level III trauma center in 2004.
We strive to make all patients feel comfortable, knowing they are receiving timely, compassionate, quality care. We treat patients with a wide variety of conditions, from minor burns and broken bones, to heart attacks and trauma cases.
All ETC rooms are private and designed for the comfort and care of patients and their families. Usually visitors are able to stay with patients in these large rooms rather than remaining in the waiting area. The ETC also has a vending area and a children’s play area.
Our ETC has 27 beds in the main emergency room, a 13-bed Select Care wing, and a number of specialty rooms, including:
- Four psychiatric rooms, including a quiet room
- Two dedicated isolation rooms
- Two critical care cardiac rooms
- One consultation/family room
- Two dedicated trauma rooms
Diagnostics such as x-ray equipment and computed tomography (CT) scans are readily accessible within the ETC for faster, safer and more comprehensive patient diagnosis. Wireless communication and patient monitoring systems are available in all ETC suites.
Social services, lab services, electrocardiogram (EKG) and respiratory care are all available in the Emergency Trauma Center without the patient having to be moved elsewhere in the hospital. This saves time and puts care closer to the patient.
Select Care for Minor Issues
For patients who don’t have life-threatening or other serious emergencies, Select Care speeds diagnosis and treatment. The 13-bed Select Care wing is staffed by a team focused only on these patients, helping to reduce wait times in many cases.
You may find the emergency waiting room at Atrium to be empty on many occasions. That is because, after a brief registration, patients are taken to a treatment room so they can rest and be seen by a doctor as quickly as possible.
EMS Alerts Speed Care
Because Atrium supports and works with local emergency medical services (EMS), which transport patients to the ETC, EMS personnel alert our team about a patient’s condition at the scene. While a patient is in transport to the hospital, Atrium can receive an alert if the patient is likely having a heart attack or stroke. The right personnel and equipment can then be gathered to meet the EMS vehicle.
Speedy, Advanced Stroke Care
Atrium Medical Center is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center designated by the Joint Commission, earning the Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care. Our stroke center includes 24-hour emergency stroke services and a stroke alert system to rapidly mobilize a team of specialists to diagnose and treat stroke quickly.
As part of Premier Health’s Telestroke Network, specialists diagnose patients with stroke at Atrium in real time using a computer with a monitor and video camera. This enables the patient to receive faster treatment at Atrium or to be transferred via CareFlight Air and Mobile Services to Miami Valley Hospital for the most advanced stroke care, such as neurointerventional therapies.
Content Updated: February 6, 2015