The University of Utah Hospital Emergency Department is a fully approved Level 1 Trauma facility and tertiary referral center that is staffed by physicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department has a census of about 36,000 patient visits annually and provides excellent care for acute emergencies in all subspecialties of medicine and surgery. Patients from all over Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho and western Colorado are referred to the emergency department for definitive medical care.
All full-time faculty in the division are trained in emergency medicine and certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Attending faculty are on duty 24 hours a day and are directly involved in the clinical training of housestaff and medical students. Academic faculty in the division are active in ongoing clinical trials and research at the University. The division also has a Research Fellowship Training Program and Clinical Toxicology Consult Service. Other specialties within the division include Directors of Emergency Medical Ambulance Services and Disaster Medicine. The Division of Emergency Medicine also runs the AirMed Patient Transport Service.