Emergency Department

Emergency Department

Inside the Emergency Department: Renovation is underway to increase space. Until then, you may see additional beds and equipment in the hallwayStanford Hospital Residents

Stanford Hospital is a university teaching hospital. This means that there may be several doctors providing your care, including a supervising attending doctor, a resident, and if necessary, a fellow or a senior specialist from another department.  Being treated at Stanford provides patients with unparalleled access to cutting edge treatments and doctors renowned for their expertise. All residents, fellows, and medical students are supervised by attending faculty doctors.

Stanford Emergency Department attending doctors are board certified in emergency medicine. Emergency medicine doctors are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all manner of illnesses and injuries.

A nurse will be involved in all aspects of your care. Other team members may include lab technicians, phlebotomists, respiratory therapists, social workers, and other hospital staff. We all work as a team because this model of care helps us to provide patients the best possible treatment.

Inside the Emergency Department: Renovation is underway to increase space. Until then, you may see additional beds and equipment in the hallwayInside the Emergency Department: Renovation is underway to increase space. Until then, you may see additional beds and equipment in the hallway

Most of our patient rooms have two or more beds, which are separated by curtains. The hospital is in the process of major facility upgrades that will enhance patient privacy in the Emergency Department. We thank you for your patience during this remodeling process.

The Stanford Emergency Department is a Level 1 Trauma Center. This means that we receive patients who have been critically injured and are in need of life saving care. During your visit, it is possible that you may see or hear intense medical situations.

I am part of an incredible team. Every member of the team is proud of the care we provide our patients and it shows. I love watching our new students and residents brought into this team and learning through example how we treat our patients and their families. We also have access to an amazing network of specialty services for consultation, admission, and follow up.

Claire Turchi, M.D.
Stanford Emergency Department doctor and Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine

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