About the Emergency Trauma Center
Emergency Trauma Center Overview
At Atrium Medical Center’s Emergency Trauma Center (ETC), we strive to make our patients feel comfortable and confident that they are receiving quality care in an advanced facility. Our center provides expert, compassionate care to patients with a wide variety of conditions, from minor burns and broken bones, to heart attacks and trauma cases, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Emergency Trauma Center offers the best of both worlds: advanced emergency medicine delivered in a spacious, technologically enhanced facility.
All ETC rooms are private and designed for the comfort and care of both patients and their families. Visitors may 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 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.
Level III Trauma Center
Atrium Medical Center first established itself as a verified Level III trauma center in 2004.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Overview
Atrium is strategically designed to support EMS crews and the patients they transport.
Our Emergency Trauma Center includes a private entry for patients transported by EMS ambulances or helicopter. This separate entrance ensures that arriving patients have rapid access to our Critical Care/Trauma area. The outside canopy holds six to eight EMS vehicles under cover to shield crew members and patients in inclement weather. We also have a large designated parking area nearby for ancillary emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks and police cruisers.
Away from the public areas of the ETC, there is a separate EMS lounge with enough desk space to accommodate five to six people at a time. Data terminals in the lounge allow EMS personnel to connect their laptops to a terminal and send their reports directly to their departments.
Durable EMS equipment is stored in a secure room located off the lounge area. Atrium supplies pediatric equipment to EMS crews and replaces it as needed, with a staffed stockroom that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for specific replacement equipment.