Emergency Department

Staff in the Emergency Department ensure a personal experience for patients and their families while providing expert emergency care for more than 60,000 patients yearly.

The Emergency Department

  • 60,000 square feet of clinical space
    • 35 private rooms including 
      • Dedicated rooms for:
        • Pediatric patients
        • Major trauma and medical resuscitations
        • Behavioral health emergencies
      • Special room for:
        • Dental emergencies
        • Ear emergencies
        • Eye emergencies
  • Experienced emergency nurses supported by clerical staff, nursing assistants, paramedics, and social workers
  • Home to the UI Chest Pain Center for prompt evaluation, treatment, and counseling for patients with chest pain
  • Host facility and medical control base for the Johnson County Ambulance Service
  • Level I Trauma Center for adult and pediatric patients
    • Highest level designated by the American College of Surgeons 
    • Verified as a Resource Trauma Care facility by the Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Only Emergency Medicine residency in the state of Iowa
  • Staffed primarily by board-certified emergency physicians and board-certified pediatric specialists
  • Specialties available to staff for consultation and admission including
    • Anesthesia 
    • Cardiology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Orthopedics
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry

Care Team

Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine

  • Emilie Fowlkes
  • Rachel Tanter, PA-C