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The Region’s Only Level II Trauma Center Is Right Where You Live.

The Emergency and Trauma Center at Midtown Medical Center.


When the right care is critical, there's no better place to be.

From strokes to orthopedic trauma to car accidents, our providers are on hand 24/7 to care for anyone who needs emergency care. Our Emergency and Trauma Center at Midtown Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center. It’s more than an emergency room. This 47-bed unit features six trauma beds for the most serious injuries, accidents and illnesses, as well as specialty-trained providers and physicians who are board certified in emergency care. In west central Georgia and east Alabama, Midtown Medical Center is where people turn for critical care.

When should you go where? Use the following information as a guideline.

YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

See your primary doctor for the following conditions: fever, colds and flu; nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; ear and sinus pain; cuts and scrapes; frequent, painful urination; rashes; sore throat; cuts that require sutures, staples or dermabond; insect bites and dog bites; burns. Naturally, you should also see your primary care physician for routine annual exams, physicals, scheduled immunizations and ongoing care for known conditions.

MYCARE URGENT CARE

MYCARE URGENT CARE

Visit one of our two urgent care locations when you can’t get an appointment to see your primary doctor but still need immediate care for the conditions mentioned under that heading. Other conditions that we treat: minor burns, dehydration, eye injuries, foreign body removal, heat stroke, kidney stones, mild asthma, minor allergic reactions, mild eye injuries and minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

You can come to the ER after hours for the more serious conditions already listed that require immediate attention. Generally, a trip to the emergency department is most appropriate for: excessive bleeding; broken bones; continued vomiting; dislocated joints; fever with a rash; high fevers, especially in infants; large open wounds; loss of consciousness; seizures; serious burns; serious eye or head injuries; severe abdominal pain; severe flu symptoms; sudden change in mental state; vaginal bleeding during pregnancy.

Level II Trauma Center

LEVEL II TRAUMA CENTER

All emergency rooms are not created equal. Our Emergency Department (ED) is designated as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. This designation is based on several factors. Our nurses and physicians are trained in emergency care. We can triage all patients and perform all necessary lab work. We always have an ample supply of blood products for transfusions. And at a moment’s notice, we can assemble a team of specialists—including surgeons—in order to address the needs of the patient.

Pediatric Emergency Department

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

When it comes to emergencies, the needs of a child differ from those of an adult. That’s why our Pediatric Emergency Department stands separate from our Trauma Center. Our providers are board certified in either pediatric medicine, emergency medicine or both. Team members, most who have extensive experience in pediatric care, understand the nuances of treating children in these situations.

ADVANCED PRIMARY STROKE CENTER

ADVANCED PRIMARY STROKE CENTER

Our ED is especially prepared for stroke victims. We can administer TPA to break down clots, and we have the technology to remove a clot from the brain. Our Stroke Center holds the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus designation from the American Heart and American Stroke associations, as well as the Georgia Coverdell “Door-To-Needle Time” award—an award granted to hospitals with an average TPA treatment time of 45 minutes or less.

PCI CENTER

PCI CENTER

The Percutaneous Coronary Catheterization Intervention Center provides expedited heart care for patients suffering from a heart attack. The time it takes for an angioplasty to be performed once a heart patient arrives at a hospital is call door-to-balloon time. Columbus Regional Health doctors have reduced this time to around 60 minutes, which is far below the national average.

Emergency Specialty Services Available at Midtown Medical Center.

Stroke Neurology

Sometimes called a “brain attack,” a stroke happens when blood flow is cut off to an area of the brain, typically by a blood clot.

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

PCI, also known as angioplasty, is a non-surgical way to treat an artery of the heart that is blocked because of heart disease.

Orthopedic Trauma

Two orthopedic traumatologists treat any trauma that involves bone fractures, from simple broken bones to life-threatening accidents with multiple fractures.

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgeons repair or reconstruct parts of the body damaged during traumatic events.

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Specialists

Otolaryngologists treat disorders and diseases involving the ear, nose, throat (ENT), as well as related structures in the neck and head, which often occur during trauma.

Thoracic Surgery

When trauma is serious enough and surgery is warranted, our thoracic surgeons specialize in procedures of the lungs, heart and other internal organs.

Intensivists

A physician who has been trained especially for and has experience treating patients who are critically ill.

At Midtown Medical Center, the most important diagnostic tools are close at hand.

X-RAY

X-RAY

When you need an x-ray or some other radiologic scan, our emergency department is located on the same floor and adjacent to our patient area.

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)

A CT scanner, which is an important diagnostic tool for diagnosing internal trauma such as head injuries, is part of our shock trauma unit.

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710 Center Street
Columbus, Georgia