What We Treat
At Grady, we begin to assess patient need as soon as someone walks through the emergency department door and speaks with an advanced care provider.
But treatment can begin even before patients arrive. As soon as a Grady Emergency Medical Services ambulance reaches a patient, trained emergency medical technicians and paramedics consult with our emergency medical staff to triage patients and stabilize them for transport
While 3 percent of emergency department patients suffer from trauma injuries, we handle virtually every type of illness or condition that requires emergency medical attention. This is a sample of the kinds of emergencies we commonly treat:
The new Grady Emergency Department was designed to provide state-of-the-art care in a setting that can accommodate patients and their loved ones. The Grady Emergency Department center has 109 dedicated rooms to accommodate any emergency situation imaginable, including:
Every hospital treats patients. At Grady, we strive to treat them better, more efficiently and more effectively. Our emergency department is staffed by physicians, nurses, and other staff specialized in treating conditions that require immediate care – no matter what the time of day or day of the year. This mission to care for all who need us attracts physicians from across the nation who are drawn to Grady because we test the limits of medicine through innovation and research.
When you arrive at the Emergency Department entrance, an advanced practice provider will see you to begin the triage process. Most emergency department front-line staff members are nurses. An advanced practice provider has more training to help identify issues that a patient faces. Their evaluation helps to make sure patients get the attention they need as quickly as possible.
Our zeal for innovation has given Grady a national reputation for medical advances in emergency medicine, trauma care, burns, stroke, diabetes, infectious diseases, women’s health, sickle cell, and other conditions treated by specialists in our centers of excellence. Access to all of these accredited practices is available to every Grady patient and our collegial environment means that specialists routinely help to care for their colleagues’ patients.
Though clinicians are drawn by Grady’s reputation, most are employed by the Emory and Morehouse schools of medicine, which staff our medical services. Grady is one of a handful of U.S. health systems whose patients are cared for by faculty members of two medical schools. This reinforces our commitment to ongoing innovation.