Duke’s Emergency Department serves as a tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center to patients in North Carolina and surrounding states.
We have provided care to patients since 1945 and, with a new state-of-the-art and expanded facility that opened in April 2007, the ED is now equipped to treat over 90,000 patients a year.
The new ED includes:
- Pediatric ED -- an 18 bed, full-service pediatric ED that includes two critical care and isolation rooms for children with infectious diseases
- Three adult care areas -- providing care and services for patients requiring general care, critical care, or isolations needs; each room has its own laboratory space and nursing stations
- Patient rooms (adult and pediatric) equipped with a computer, making it easier for physicians to enter orders, look up medical histories, and provide the highest level of patient care and safety
- Two fully equipped x-ray rooms and two state-of-the-art dedicated CT scanners within the ED
- New 7,000 square foot ambulance bay with upgraded provisions for disaster planning, decontamination showers, and mass casualty management
- Eight-bed psychiatric emergency unit
- Eleven bed clinical evaluation (observation) unit with dedicated stress test room.
Learn more about emergency services offered by our division.
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