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Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides the most advanced and personalized emergency medical care possible to every patient who comes through our doors. We care for nearly 60,000 patients each year (365 days a year and 24 hours a day), serving people from throughout the city of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and New England. Contact the Emergency Department.

Our board-certified emergency medicine physicians, with extensive experience in managing highly complex cases, collaborate with an expert in-house staff of emergency radiologists, trauma surgeons, critical care physicians, and a multidisciplinary team of medical and surgical specialists to provide the highest level of care for each patient. This broad expertise and experience is enhanced by access to the most advanced medical technologies and therapies.

Emergency Care and COVID-19

The Department of Emergency Medicine is doing everything we can to provide the safest possible environment for emergency care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have adopted state-of-the-art approaches to ensure rapid and expert emergency care for all of our patients. Learn more about our safety measures in emergency care.

Patient- and Family-centered Emergency Medicine

As part of our goal to provide the best possible care for our patients, we recently developed a new patient- and family-centered model and expanded our ED space. This new approach is designed to deliver efficient, personalized, high-quality care; improve patient satisfaction; and accommodate increasing patient volume.

Brigham and Women's Emergency Medicine Services

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital Level I Trauma Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital ED (63,000 annual census)
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital ED (30,000 annual census)
  • Foxborough Urgent Care (20,000 annual census)
  • Gillette Stadium clinical services
  • Observation medical services
  • EMS and prehospital care services
  • Home hospital and telemedicine support


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