Tour the Center for Emergency Care


ED Waiting Area


   ed waiting
Comfortable, easily monitored waiting area with natural light, clustered seating and direct access to triage.
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ED Treatment Area

 ed treatment
Private treatment rooms with accommodations for visitors. Glass door to reduce noise and improve visual access. Walls attached to floor above and sound-blocking to reduce noise transmission and improve privacy.
    ed imaging Comprehensive digital imaging and diagnostics capabilities available directly in the ED to reduce wait time.
  ed elevator Dedicated elevator to rapidly transport patients needing surgery or emergency angioplasty to the operating room or the cardiac catheterization lab.
 ed tube Pneumatic tub system transports samples and specific tests to the laboratory for analysis.
 ed results  Separate results-waiting area with 10 patient recliners. Frees up treatment rooms to improve throughput.
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Decontamination Room

  ed decon
Dedicated outdoor entrance to ensure other emergency patients and staff are not potentially contaminated. Shower facilities to wash off hazardous materials and contaminants. Separate ventilation system. Run-off water containing any contaminants is stored in an underground storage tank until it can be safely disposed of.
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Behavioral Health Area

  ed psych bed
Incorporates design elements to prevent patients from harming themselves, including solid ceiling, seated lights, immovable bed and door handles that collapse.
 ed psych panels Control switches, gasses and supplies on the wall are covered by a polycarbonate panel to limit access to patients while allowing individual to see contents.

 ed psych camera

ed psych panic button

Security camera in each room and button staff can press for Security assistance.
 ed psych nurse station Self-contained unit for greater privacy, safety and control. Staff station allows for visual access but has a high ledge to protect staff. Shade in doorway to provide privacy.
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Senior Emergency Unit


ed senior floor
Six-bed unit with spacious rooms. Large windows improve orientation to time and place and provide nature views to reduce stress. Slip-resistant flooring reduces falls. 
 ed senior toilet Toilet and sink located in each room behind privacy screens to reduce falls.
 ed senior doctors Doctors certified in geriatric medicine and clinical emergency pharmacists to review medication interactions available for consultation.
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Pediatric Area

Children are cared for in a separate pediatric area of the Center for Emergency Care, where outstanding timely care is delivered by a skilled clinical team that includes board certified emergency medicine physicians and specially trained physician assistants and registered nurses. Through a partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a CHOP hospitalist is on-site 24/7 to consult on emergency cases involving infants, children and adolescents in UMCPP’s Center for Emergency Care.
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For more information about services provided through the Center for Emergency Care at UMCPP, please use the navigation items listed to the left, or call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (742.7496).