The board-certified emergency physicians and nurses in our Emergency Department at North Memorial Medical Center provide expert acute care to nearly 70,000 people every year. We serve a broad range of patients, including those requiring complex care such as neonatal resuscitation and treatment for heart attacks, stroke, sepsis, and traumatic injuries. Tele-health care is also available for certain patients in remote locations.
The North Memorial Difference
- Our Emergency Department facility is second to none. A model for Emergency Departments all over the United States, we designed our facility with an emphasis on patient privacy and efficient care delivery. We have 36 private patient care rooms and four large critical care suites for patients with very serious illnesses or injuries. Our spacious lobby is designed to accommodate families with children, as well as patients needing quiet areas to wait.
- Unparalleled trauma care begins in our Emergency Department. The American College of Surgeons has verified North Memorial as a Level I Trauma Center for adults and as a Level II Trauma Center for pediatric patients. To be verified as a trauma center, a hospital must demonstrate that it has specific capabilities and competencies to treat the most complex injuries, around the clock. A multi-specialty team assembles at the Emergency Department before a badly injured patient arrives at our door.
- We demonstrate some of the best heart and stroke care outcomes. Time is of the essence when caring for patients suffering a stroke or heart attack. We consistently deliver life-saving neurovascular medication, and open blocked coronary arteries, even faster than national health agencies recommend. Learn more about heart and stroke care at North Memorial.
- Our emergency care covers a large geographic region. North Memorial's emergency physicians also care for patients at Maple Grove Hospital and our Urgency Center. We also operate an extensive EMS network that serves much of greater Minnesota and parts of Western Wisconsin with ambulance and air medical transportation services.
While we're proud of our Emergency Department's clinical excellence, we know service matters too. Ninety percent of patients express satisfaction with their experience in our Emergency Department.