Emergency Medicine

We built the best team, so you can breathe easier in your time of crisis

When you have an emergency, you don’t have time to shop around for the best treatment. And that’s why trust is so important.

Our emergency departments offer the experience and skill to provide you with the best care when you need it. That way you have one less thing to worry about when you have a severe illness or injury.

Our Approach to Emergency Medicine Care

Our team of emergency medicine specialists are on hand to treat your injuries efficiently and effectively any time, night or day.

Some of the emergency medical situations we treat include:

  • Hand injuries requiring specialized surgery
  • Heart emergencies, including heart attack
  • Injuries requiring neurosurgical care
  • Injuries requiring orthopedic care
  • Strokes
  • Surgical emergencies
  • Trauma

A bank of resources to better serve you

Supporting our emergency teams are lab and imaging services, many of which operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Our emergency teams also have access to specialists, including orthopedic, cardiac, neurosurgery, cancer, pulmonary, transplant and more who can help with quick diagnosis and development of treatment plans.

IU Health LifeLine brings patients rapidly from remote areas or from community hospitals to our Level 1 Trauma Centers, including those within our network. Our aircraft are equipped with advanced mobile care technology, enabling exceptional care even before you even reach the hospital.

Why IU Health for Emergency Medicine Care

Our network includes Indiana's most-established Level I Trauma Center and longest-standing Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. When you are treated in one of our emergency departments, being connected to higher level trauma centers can mean faster escalated care, if you need it.

Emergency medicine research

Our team is continuously looking for ways to improve your future trips to the emergency department.

We’ve conducted research in such areas as:

  • Acute pain control
  • Air and ground critical care transport
  • Clinical toxicology
  • Emergency medical informatics
  • Emergency medical services (EMS, medical treatment outside the hospital)
  • Ergonomics
  • Geriatrics
  • Wound care

Through our association with Indiana University School of Medicine, we are training physicians through residencies and fellowships that allow them to learn best practices from our team.

Related Diagnostic and Treatment Services for Emergency Medicine

Dec 19

Trusting her gut saved her life

“Something so small, yet it saved my life,” shares Ellison Shidler, 19, of Lafayette—referring to her equestrian helmet. According to Horses Only, horseback riding is the leading cause of sports-related traumatic brain injuries. In late November, Shidler almost became another statistic. When she was four, Shidler’s parents took her to the fair where she begged to ride the ponies. She picked the biggest one and her love for riding became her everything. She learned to ride at Wild About Horses Equestrian Center in West Point, Ind. “It became my second home,” she shares. “Pam Bowen (the owner) has been there for me through everything. She even helped me purchase my first and second horses.” A shared understanding In 2012, IU Health Arnett Hospital became a level III trauma center. As part of the accreditation, Teresa Williams, RN, started a trauma outreach program to help decrease the number of TBIs. As a rider herself, she was determined to provide education on the need to wear equestrian helmets when riding. Pam Bowen with Wild About Horses was there to help. Williams made her first equestrian helmet presentation in Williamsport for the 4-H team in 2013. Shidler was in the class. “I remember

Trusting her gut saved her life image.

Patient Stories for Emergency Medicine

Dec 19

Trusting her gut saved her life

“Something so small, yet it saved my life,” shares Ellison Shidler, 19, of Lafayette—referring to her equestrian helmet. According to Horses Only, horseback riding is the leading cause of sports-related traumatic brain injuries. In late November, Shidler almost became another statistic. When she was four, Shidler’s parents took her to the fair where she begged to ride the ponies. She picked the biggest one and her love for riding became her everything. She learned to ride at Wild About Horses Equestrian Center in West Point, Ind. “It became my second home,” she shares. “Pam Bowen (the owner) has been there for me through everything. She even helped me purchase my first and second horses.” A shared understanding In 2012, IU Health Arnett Hospital became a level III trauma center. As part of the accreditation, Teresa Williams, RN, started a trauma outreach program to help decrease the number of TBIs. As a rider herself, she was determined to provide education on the need to wear equestrian helmets when riding. Pam Bowen with Wild About Horses was there to help. Williams made her first equestrian helmet presentation in Williamsport for the 4-H team in 2013. Shidler was in the class. “I remember

Trusting her gut saved her life image.