Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola provides a 24-hour Emergency Department that includes the region's only comprehensive Trauma Center that is staffed and equipped to handle life-theatening injuries in adults and children. The Emergency Department was ranked in 2010 among the top 5 percent of E.R.s in the nation. That ranking was based on a national study of outcomes for Medicare patients with life-threatening conditions.
Sacred Heart is designated by the State of Florida as a Pediatric Trauma Referral Center and a Level II Trauma Center for adults. Sacred Heart built a much larger, new Emergency/Trauma Center in 2000 that now treats 90,000 patient visits per year. Our Trauma Team is led by trauma surgeons who coordinate care with other specialists, including neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons.
The facility is a 54-bed state-of-the-art Emergency/Trauma Center that includes a separate 10-bed unit for pediatric patients. The Emergency Center features a centrally located stations for nurses and physicians designed so that all patient rooms are visible to staff at all times.
The ER has a separate unit called EmergiCare that provides more rapid assessment and treatment of patients with illnesses and injuries that are not serious or life threatening. Emergicare is a service of Sacred Heartís Emergency Department and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Enter EmergiCare through the Heart and Vascular Institue entrance facing Bayou Blvd. on Sacred Heart Hospital's Pensacola campus.
The Emergency Department provides a separate area for the care of children by physicians and nurses certified in emergency pediatric care. The Pediatric Emergency Department is a 9-bed unit designed and staffed for the care of children.