While providing expert emergency care for more than 60,000 patient visits each year, the Emergency Department staff also focuses on ensuring a personal and private experience for patients and their families.
It is staffed primarily by board-certified emergency physicians and board-certified pediatric specialists who provide clinical care to a wide variety of patient populations.
It is staffed by experienced emergency nurses supported by paramedics, nursing assistants, social workers and clerical staff.
The only Emergency Medicine residency in state of Iowa is based in the Emergency Department.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital are a Level I Trauma Center for adult and pediatric patients respectively – the highest level of trauma center designation the American College of Surgeons offers. It is also verified as a Resource Trauma Care facility by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The clinical space encompasses 60,000 square feet and offers 35 private rooms including dedicated rooms for pediatric patients, major trauma and medical resuscitations, behavioral health emergencies and a special room for eye, ear and dental emergencies.
Many specialties including Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Anesthesia are available to the emergency treatment staff for consultation and admission.
It is home to the UI Chest Pain Center for prompt evaluation, treatment and counseling for patients with chest pain.
It serves as a host facility and medical control base for the Johnson County Ambulance Service.
Location and Contact
Emergency Department, Carver Pavilion Elevator E, Level 1 911 or (319) 356-2233