Emergency Department

As part of a 45,000 square foot renovation and expansion project, Weiss Memorial Hospital’s newly constructed emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU) offer a full range of emergency medical care to a diverse patient population and Emergency First Aid Training 24 hours a day.

The new 8,000 square foot emergency department is designed to meet the varying needs of patients, no matter how critical their health conditions.

Specially trained emergency medicine staff, including board-certified physicians, nurses, paramedic technicians, and clerical personnel coordinate treatment for a variety of health problems presented by patients visiting or brought to the department. Specialists from the University of Chicago Hospitals are also available for consultation.

Patients with immediate, life threatening, and urgent conditions are cared for in state-of-the-art, private treatment rooms with high-tech equipment and improved patient monitoring. Additionally, Weiss’ new emergency department features:

  • A state of the art trauma room
  • A fast-track area with a dedicated physician who sees non-urgent patients in order to maximize care and minimize wait time
  • A chest pain program for fast evaluation and treatment
  • A decontamination room specially equipped to care for chemical and biohazard emergencies

Weiss’ new ED facility ensures a higher level of privacy, comfort, and convenience as well as improved patient flow. Because privacy is a concern among ER patients, the new ED provides treatment rooms with doors and floor-to-ceiling walls, rather than traditional curtain cubicles.

A special elevator connects the ED to a new, 16-bed ICU that features highly advanced resources for critically ill patients. The ICU’s increased space and improved design ensures quality care for even the most complex medical challenges.

Weiss’ new ED also provides a larger, more comfortable waiting area, parking immediately adjacent to the department with separate entrances for walk-in and ambulance patients, and a separate ambulance port that receives up to four ambulances at once.

Office Address:
Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 North Marine Drive
Chicago, IL 60640

Main Floor

(773) 564-5050

(773) 564-5051

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