Our emergency medicine physicians provide care quickly while maintaining safety and quality patient care standards when seconds matter. In collaboration with Wayne State University, we support the Detroit Medical Center’s clinical excellence goals in these core areas of clinical emergency care.
We maintain a stellar partnership with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) hospitals, 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. An interventional cardiology team is available 24/7 on-site for consultation and immediate supervision of any cardiac or vascular emergencies.
DMC has three American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified trauma hospitals. Detroit Receiving Hospital (adult) and Children’s Hospital (pediatric) of Michigan are level I trauma certified. Sinai-Grace Hospital (adult) is level II trauma certified. Detroit Receiving and Sinai-Grace Hospitals are the top trauma hospitals are the top trauma hospitals in Michigan.
The Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center at Detroit Receiving Hospital serves as the largest emergency multi-place hyperbaric chamber in the state. Staffed by a combination of emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, and primary specialists the chamber treating all CMS approved indications and research studies. The facility capable of treatment depths to 165 feet utilizes state of the art monitoring and treatment protocols managing a range of conditions from decompression illness to carbon monoxide poisoning to central retinal artery occlusion.
Michigan in unique among the 50 states in that EMS agencies are not required to have a medical director. The local hospitals serve the function of medical director and medical control for the EMS agencies instead. MCES physicians provide medical control, medical direction, protocol development, and quality assurance for 13 EMS agencies. The largest of these is Detroit EMS, a municipal based system with a run volume of 300,000 calls yearly. With the help of MCES board certified EMS physician, Detroit has seen an increase in out of hospital cardiac arrest survival from 0.2% in 2002 to 6.4% in 2016. MCES physicians also serve as faculty for the Wayne State/DMC EMS fellowship.
MCES physicians serve the Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness committees throughout the Detroit Medical Center System. Our physical are also integrated into regional disaster preparedness and response. MCES physicians serve on the board of directors for the Region 2 South Healthcare Coalition. Leadership from MCES physicians has been critical in the success of the Detroit Medical Center’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not only do our physicians have expertise in disaster management and response, we are experienced in event medicine planning and logistics. MCES physicians have served as the medical director for the Detroit Free Press Marathon, the Detroit Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix and Comerica Park baseball stadium. In each of these events and venues, MCES physicians work seamlessly with EMS agencies as well as City of Detroit officials and private venue staff.
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