Jefferson’s emergency department nurses are trained in critical care nursing and are part of a world class team specializing in chest pain, ophthalmic emergencies, stroke, trauma, sexual assault and sickle cell. A Fast Track Service is also available to meet the needs of patients with relatively routine emergencies.
Emergency Department (ED) – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital / Methodist Hospital
The Emergency Department at Jefferson is a Level 1 Trauma Center with 77 treatment areas as well as a
- Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center;
- Chest Pain Center; and
- Designated Sexual Assault Center
Jefferson is also accredited as a JCAHO certified Primary Stroke Center.
Wills Eye Emergency Department
Wills Eye Emergency Department is the nation's only emergency eye center and provides episodic care on a 24-hour basis. The unit has expertise in the assessment and care of all types of ocular emergencies, including mechanical and chemical trauma, emergent conditions of the retina and cornea, glaucoma, and conditions related to acute vision loss.
In this inpatient setting comprehensive care is provided to patients admitted from the ED. This patient population includes individuals with acute or chronic disorders of the retina and cornea as well as patients with glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmologic diseases and those requiring oculo-plastics interventions. The nurses are cross-trained to work in either department.