Midtown Medical Center’s emergency specialties include, but are not limited to, heart attacks, stroke and trauma. These critical and time sensitive emergencies require quick diagnosis and treatment, and the goal is always to provide a definitive diagnosis, as well as appropriate and timely interventions.
When a heart attack strikes, time is of the essence. At Midtown Medical Center, an advanced team of emergency and cardiac experts work to reduce door-to-balloon times — the time that elapses from the moment a patient enters the emergency department to the point where angioplasty is performed in the catherization lab.
The national average and recommended guideline for door-to-balloon times is 90 minutes. At Midtown Medical Center, door-to-balloon times are routinely closer to 60 minutes.
The team at Midtown Medical Center’s Stroke Center sets the standard for emergency intervention, earning Midtown the prestigious Gold Plus Award from the American Heart and Stroke Associations. The AHA and ASA also awarded the Center “Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus” list for consistently treating tPA-eligible stroke patients in 45 minutes or less from the time they arrive at the hospital. CRH wass also awarded with the 2017 Georgia Coverdell “Door-To-Needle Time” award—an designation granted to hospitals with an average tPA treatment time of 45 minutes or less. The Stroke Center also holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.
Midtown Medical Center is a state-designated Level II trauma center providing life-saving emergency and trauma care for 13 counties in Georgia and Lee and Russell counties in Alabama. As the region’s only Level II trauma center, Midtown Medical Center offers a multidisciplinary team of surgeons to include neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, adult and pediatric orthopedic surgeons, as well as an orthopaedic traumatologist. Quick, responsive care from our team of trauma trained nurses and physicians is invaluable when minutes, or even seconds, count.