OSU Medical Center provides Level 3 trauma services capable of treating advanced trauma patients from Tulsa and the surrounding region. A full-time staff of nine board certified emergency medicine physicians provides the core medical direction for the unit.
The Emergency Department prides itself on seeing all patients quickly and efficiently. They average time from check in until being seen by a physician is 15 minutes. This allows our patients to get their problems addressed more quickly. Every patient care room in the Emergency Department has the equipment necessary for continuous cardiac monitoring, which allows us to fully evaluate patients with complaints of chest pain and respond quickly and efficiently to cardiac emergencies. In addition, the emergency department provides an Urgent Care Fast Track area which allows us to reduce wait time for those non-emergent cases.
Specialists from 10 different areas including internal medicine, orthopedics, ENT, pediatrics, surgery, ophthalmology, GI, cardiology, interventional radiology and OB/GYN are on call 24 hours a day to provide consultation with the emergency department physicians.
The OSUMC nursing staff is one of the most highly skilled groups in Tulsa with a large percentage of staff members possessing advanced certification in emergency care.