GBMC's Emergency Department (ED) features separate adult and pediatric treatment areas as well as an Urgent Care Center, all staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and pediatricians. With 43 patient care rooms, the ED will care for approximately 60,000 adult and pediatric patients.
Designed with a patient and family-focused care environment, patients in the ED are first evaluated by a "Quick-Look'' nurse who helps route them to the appropriate medical area. Also part of emergency medicine at GBMC is the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (S.A.F.E.) Unit, which cares for all reported sexual assault victims over the age of 13 in Baltimore County.
The Pediatric ED combines urgent, emergency, observation and inpatient care services. Pediatric nurses and physicians follow children along their path of care, and a board-certified pediatrician is on-site around the clock. The Pediatric ED has 5 exam rooms and the Pediatric inpatient unit has eight rooms.
The critical care inpatient units provide comprehensive medical and surgical critical care nursing to patients with medical or surgical conditions requiring emergent, intensive, and intermediate care. Daily patient care is provided under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Unit 34 (Express Admission Unit)
This newly renovated, eight-bed unit was opened on January 7, 2008 to assist with patient flow. The unit accepts direct admissions, downgraded ICU patients and admitted ED patients.
Provides care to patients requiring mechanical ventilation (stable), continuous cardiac monitoring and interventions every two to four hours. This unit contains twelve beds.
This area provides care to patients requiring telemetry monitoring, assessment and interventions generally every four to eight hours, and has thirty-four beds.
Provides care to critically ill patients, post surgery. These patients usually require assessment and interventions every two hours or less, and has twelve beds.
Provides care to critically ill medical patients who require assessment and interventions every two hours or less and has twelve beds.