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.
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.
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.
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.
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.