Departments & Services
Emergency Department Services
The MRMC Emergency Department provides initial treatment to patients with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, some of which may be life-threatening and require immediate attention. Our competent staff treats emergency patients and provides support to family members 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
MRMC is contracted with EmCare Emergency Medicine to provide physicians for our Emergency Department 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
EmCare Emergency Medicine was founded in 1972 in Dallas, and has achieved a reputation for delivering high-quality patient care. They serve more than 480 clients ranging from community hospitals to Level I Trauma Centers. Their client tenure is 10 years; they have 93 percent physician retention and serve more than 50 clients that see over 40,000 visits.
A Trauma Center is a hospital equipped to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries. Traumatic injuries often require complex and multi-disciplinary treatment, including surgery to give the victim the best possible chance for survival and recovery.
According to the CDC, injuries are the leading cause of death for children and adults ages 1–44.
Trauma is any life-threatening occurrence, either accidental or intentional, that causes injuries. The leading causes of trauma are motor vehicle accidents, falls and assaults. Moreover, trauma (or injury) is the leading cause of death among Americans under 44 years of age.
In order to qualify as a trauma center, a hospital must meet certain criteria as established by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Trauma centers vary in their specific capabilities and are identified by “Level” designation: Level-I (Level-1) being the highest, to Level-IV (Level-4) being the lowest.
MRMC is a Level III Trauma Center, which means we do not have the full availability of specialists, but we do have resources for emergency resuscitation, surgery and intensive care for most trauma patients. A Level III center has transfer agreements with Level I or Level II trauma centers that provide back-up resources for the care of exceptionally severe injuries.
MRMC has formed a Heart Team to provide rapid identification and treatment using a formalized process for the STEMI (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients. This Team will work together to assess all patients presenting with chest pain to rule out a heart attack or any life threatening cardiac symptoms within 30 minutes or less.
MRMS has developed a rapid response team to quickly identify and treat an acute stroke. Partnering with Memorial Hermann Nischer Neuroscience Institute, MRMC now has one of the most advanced neurological consultation services. Utilizing a robot, Neurologist from Memorial Hermann Medical Center can be in the patient’s room and fully assess the situation. With the collaboration of our physicians, the best treatment plans can be developed and executed.