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Emergency Department

730 South 8th Street
Minneapolis MN 55415

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24 hours a day / 7 days a week

In 1989, HCMC was the first hospital in Minnesota verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Trauma Center. The Emergency Department is the busiest in the state with more than 90,000 visits annually. Board certified Emergency Medicine physicians provide 24-hour coverage and outstate emergency consultation. Nurses receive and participate in teaching specialized training (ACLS, TNCC, APLS) in handling trauma and medical emergencies.

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HCMC's Emergency Department includes the care we have provided to critically ill and injured children as a Level I Trauma Center, a designation we have held since 1989 and reinforced in 2010 with our verification as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. This separate pediatric verification recognizes our distinctive expertise in caring for children in emergency situations.

Mission Statement

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The goal of the Emergency Department is to deliver high quality critical, emergent and urgent care while maintaining a safe, respectful and non-discriminatory environment. We accomplish this mission by providing 24-hour per day professional services utilizing Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Residents, and Registered Nurses certified in ACLS and TNCC. The Emergency Department staff works together to give optimal patient care; to share health and safety skills and knowledge with the community; to train students in various health care professions; and to advance emergency care through medical and nursing research.

The Emergency Level 1 Trauma Center is committed to educational excellence in training physicians, students of medicine, allied health professionals, and the public in the prevention and management of acute illness or injury. Our physicians advance the quality of emergency care everywhere by contributing new knowledge and skills obtained through active biomedical research and innovation in the practice of emergency medicine.