Brigham and Women's Hospital's Emergency Department maintains the following programs and services:
The BWH Emergency Department and Trauma Service provide multidisciplinary state-of-the-art care for trauma patients. Brigham and Women's Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center. A helipad on the BWH campus accommodates Helicopter patients.
Main Emergency Department
The Emergency Department is an EMS receiving center for acute myocardial infarction, acute stroke as well as all manner of adult acute illness and injury. Teams of clinicians lead by board certified emergency physicians treat patients in newly renovated treatment rooms designated to handle cardiac emergencies, resuscitation and stabilization, surgical, orthopedic and gynecological procedures, and isolation.
ED Observation Unit
This unit provides a calm environment within the ED for patients who require additional observation or treatment before being admitted or discharged. With an average length of stay of 10-12 hours, these patients receive close attention by a dedicated nursing staff and nurse practitioner under the continued supervision of the attending physician.
Patient and Family Service
In an effort to ensure that all patients receive the highest quality of care and have a positive experience in the ED, the services of social workers, interpreters, chaplains and financial counselors are provided
This page was last modified on 10/19/2011