Clinical Excellence

Chest Pain

Medical Center Emergency Services collaborates and maintains a stellar partnership with the Hospitals of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Cardiologists and local EMS to provide excellent care to patients with cardiovascular emergencies. The Emergency Department physicians utilize clinical pathways and protocols to accurately and efficiently treat and route the chest pain patient to the next level of care. The DMC has a Cardio TeamOne that is available 24 hours/7 days on site for consultation and immediate care of any in the broad spectrum of cardiac and vascular emergencies. 


The Emergency Departments of the DMC support all 5 adult hospitals that are Stroke Centers and accredited by the Joint Commission. Emergency physicians work closely with world renowned stroke experts around the clock to rapidly diagnose and treat stroke victims with a variety of cutting edge interventions including thrombolysis and clot retrieval.


The Detroit Medical Center has 3 American College of Surgeon (ACS) verified Trauma Hospitals.   Both Detroit Receiving Hospital (Adult) and Children’s Hospital (Pediatric) of Michigan are Level 1 certified.  Sinai-Grace Hospital (Adult) is Level 2 Trauma Certified.  Detroit Receiving Hospital hosts a national Trauma Symposium each year.   

Detroit Receiving and Sinai-Grace Hospitals are considered top trauma hospitals in Michigan.  We are proud to have some of the finest physicians anywhere in the country practicing here.  And every patient sees a physician within 29 minutes of coming through our emergency doors. 


The Detroit Medical Center is focused on optimal early diagnosis and management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in accordance with the Surving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines. Our patients benefit from a comprehensive team of sepsis experts and champions, many of whom are defined leaders in the field. Performance metrics for antibiotic delivery and quality of care consistently surpass the benchmarks. The DMC leverages every advantage to improve care including state of the art clinical decision support tools, bedside point-of-care laboratory analysis, integrated mulit-disciplinary sepsis teams and a comprehensive research portfolio focusing on further improving the care and outcomes of sepsis patients.



We focus on the application of ultrasound as it applies to the bedside management of patients. With proper education and training, this revolutionary skill set can significantly improve our ability to diagnose and manage a wide range of diseases and improve the care of our patients not only in the Emergency Department but across the entire spectrum of healthcare. Our goal is to provide these leading edge applications to not only the residents who train at the DMC system but also to faculty and medical students across the Wayne State University School of Medicine.