Mt. Sinai Hospital
Mt.Sinai Hospital is a private, not for profit, community teaching hospital which is located on the near southwest side of Chicago. The Mt Sinai health care system is dedicated to the care of a primarily medically under served population and the primary and satellite citywide clinic system provided care to 270,000 outpatients. The emergency department had over 50,000 patient visits last year and more than 18,000 admitted patients were admitted to the hospital.
The hospital is a designated City of Chicago and State of Illinois level I trauma center for both pediatric and adult patients. Approximately 2,000 level I trauma victims were taken care of last year, nearly 50% having sustained penetrating trauma. In addition to emergency medicine, the hospital and clinics serve as a primary training site for residencies in surgery, internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics andpsychiatry. Students from Chicago Medical School rotate on all clinical services, including emergency medicine, during their third and fourth years.
The emergency department was remodeled and opened September 1998. This facility reflects the latest in design and technological innovations in emergency care. The 24 treatment areas include cardiac care rooms with continuous 12 lead cardiac monitoring, multiple fully equipped trauma resuscitation bays with OR capabilities, separate areas for OB/Gyn, isolation, medical, surgical, pediatric, and disruptive patients. In addition, there is a separate seven room fast track area immediately adjacent to the main emergency treatment area that is staffed seven days per week.
For more information on Mt. Sinai Hospital, please visit the Mt. Sinai website.