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North Texas Emergency & Trauma Care

Level 1 Trauma Center in Dallas

Medical emergencies may be the most frightening medical problems of all – they’re unexpected, serious, and need treatment right away. That’s why Methodist Dallas Medical Center maintains a state-of-the-art emergency room, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We are a Level I Trauma Center – the highest level of trauma and emergency care available, one of only four adult trauma centers in the city of Dallas. This designation means that Methodist Dallas is qualified, staffed, and equipped to provide advanced care for most forms of trauma, 24 hours a day.

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A Multidisciplinary Team of Emergency & Trauma Specialists

Our emergency care team includes:

  • Independently practicing emergency physicians
  • Registered nurses (RNs)
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Paramedics
  • Physician assistants
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Technicians
  • Chaplains
  • Certified sexual assault nurse examiners

Care provided in the emergency department is performed by or under the supervision and guidance of independently practicing physicians on the medical staff at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Our Emergency Room Features

More space

  • The 248,000-square-foot facility expands the hospital’s emergency, trauma, surgical, and intensive care capacity. The emergency department (ED) alone has 59 total patient rooms, including five trauma rooms and four triage rooms. Rooms are specifically designed for OB-GYN; pediatrics; ear, nose, and throat; and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program.
  • Patient rooms have doubled in size, better accommodating hospital staff and families.
  • The eight new operating rooms (ORs) are 50 to 75 percent larger and can accommodate large surgical teams and advanced technology, such as the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System in the Methodist Dallas Sammons Tower.
  • The neurocritical care unit has 34 all-private patient rooms, while the surgical intensive care unit has 36 all-private patient rooms in the Methodist Dallas Sammons Tower.

More speed

  • A new triage system in the ED helps to direct patients quickly to the appropriate care.
  • There is a separate entrance for patients whose physicians admit them directly to the ED. They can spend less time waiting, as medical records and exam rooms can be prepared in advance.
  • Nearby support services, such as laboratory, imaging, and environmental services, can expedite care.

More teamwork

  • Patient rooms are configured to allow for better staff coverage and collaboration.
  • Physician team areas are adjacent to nurses’ stations, facilitating communication.

More technology

  • A dedicated CT room and two radiology rooms are located at the center of the ED, improving access to advanced imaging technology.
  • Portable digital X-ray equipment allows imaging services to come to the patient.
  • ORs also have optional video access to education and teaming areas.

More safety

  • Both the intensive care and critical care units boast improved nurse-to-patient ratios, allowing nurses to devote more energy to their patients.
  • The ED waiting room and trauma area both have negative air pressurization, limiting the spread of airborne illnesses.
  • The ORs’ sterile fields surpass industry standards, enhancing infection control.

More amenities

  • Patient rooms allow for natural daylight, which can promote healing.
  • All patient rooms are private, with more space for visitors.
  • Glass partitions throughout the units help minimize sound for patients who are resting while still allowing clinical staff to monitor patients.

G60 – Geriatric Trauma Program

Methodist Dallas Medical Center is meeting the emergency care needs of an aging population with its G60 Geriatric Trauma Program.

Older adults are often at greater risk for suffering additional injuries or falls while in the hospital. The G60 unit gives these patients a specifically designed space tailored to their needs.

Unit features include:

  • Specialized nursing staff
  • Slip-resistant floors
  • Beds that are lower to the ground for safety
  • Decreased noise and activity levels
  • Reduced exposure to infectious diseases.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center Emergency Department
1441 N. Beckley Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75203
(214) 947-8181