Emergency Department

While providing expert emergency care for more than 60,000 patient visits each year, the Emergency Department staff also focuses on ensuring a personal and private experience for patients and their families.

  • It is staffed primarily by board-certified emergency physicians and board-certified pediatric specialists who provide clinical care to a wide variety of patient populations.
  • It is staffed by experienced emergency nurses supported by paramedics, nursing assistants, social workers and clerical staff.
  • The only Emergency Medicine residency in state of Iowa is based in the Emergency Department.
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital are a Level I Trauma Center for adult and pediatric patients respectively – the highest level of trauma center designation the American College of Surgeons offers. It is also verified as a Resource Trauma Care facility by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
  • The clinical space encompasses 60,000 square feet and offers 35 private rooms including dedicated rooms for pediatric patients, major trauma and medical resuscitations, behavioral health emergencies and a special room for eye, ear and dental emergencies.
  • Many specialties including Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Anesthesia are available to the emergency treatment staff for consultation and admission.
  • It is home to the UI Chest Pain Center for prompt evaluation, treatment and counseling for patients with chest pain.
  • It serves as a host facility and medical control base for the Johnson County Ambulance Service.

Care Team

  • Emilie Fowlkes
  • Rachel Tanter, PA-C