Emergency care at UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital means that everything needed to combat a sudden illness or injury is available in one place that's designed, equipped and staffed to support patients of all ages and clinical conditions. Staff in our Department of Emergency Medicine are trained for all aspects of emergency treatment, including specialization in pediatric emergency care.
The Emergency Department at UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital provides care for the most critically ill children and adults in a patient and family-centered atmosphere. In its present facilities, newly built in 2008, the department handles emergency cases from throughout Iowa and surrounding states. The multidisciplinary service works closely with the medical and surgical departments at UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children’s Hospital to optimize the care and outcomes of patients young and old.
Children aren’t just little grownups when it comes to emergency medical care. University of Iowa Children’s Hospital offers eastern Iowa’s only board-certified pediatric emergency medicine specialists and the state’s only Level 1 trauma center for both children and adults. That means trained experts are on hand 24–7 to help kids with serious illnesses or injuries, backed by UI Children’s Hospital’s more than 200 pediatric specialists in dozens of medical fields. As part of the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, the Pediatric Emergency Department embraces the philosophy of family-centered care. In fact, our pediatric emergency care was ranked fifth in the country by Parent’s magazine in a 2009 survey. Along with expert care, the emergency department healthcare team is committed to service and to the comfort of you and your family.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at UI Hospitals and Clinics
provides emergency medical care and transport for
the critically ill and injured in central and eastern Iowa. Air Care,
our helicopter ambulances, also can serve in extended areas, including
western Illinois, southwest Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and
Our Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources Center offers certification courses and refresher training.