Detroit Receiving Hospital

Chief: Padraic J. Sweeny, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Vice-Chief: William A. Berk, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
 

Detroit Receiving Hospital is one of the teaching hospitals for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The three-year Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Detroit Receiving was established in 1976, and remains fully accredited by the ACGME to train fourteen residents per year.

Detroit Receiving Hospital is a Level 1 Emergency/Trauma Center with 320-beds and a volume of 98,000 patients per year. Twenty-four percent of the patients seen in the Department are admitted.

Detroit Receiving Hospital offers services that are unique to the metropolitan Detroit area:

  • Adult Burn Center with burn intensive care and burn step down units.
  • Psychiatric Crisis Center open 24 hours a day.
  • Rape Crisis Center with a rape counselor who is on duty 24 hours a day.
  • A stroke team which applies cutting edge knowledge and technologies to the acute care of cerebrovascular disease. Metro Detroit’s first certified stroke center.
  • Michigan’s first 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen therapy program.

Unique characteristics of the Emergency Department include:

  • Ambulatory Receiving Care/Rapid Care for patients with minor medical problems.
  • A separate resuscitation area that can handle 3 patients simultaneously.
  • A five room radiology suite adjacent to the acute care area including CAT scan.
  • A STAT Lab adjacent to the department.
  • On line telemetry capability.
  • A highly active toxicology teaching and consultative service which is always available to provide input to managing challenging toxicology cases.