There are two major teaching hospitals and two community hospitals through which emergency medicine residents will rotate during their training period at the University of Louisville. Each site offers patients with a spectrum of ages, diseases, and complaints.
University of Louisville Hospital
University of Louisville Hospital is the Region’s only Level I Trauma Center and the primary teaching hospital for the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. It is a 404 bed acute care, tertiary medical center providing a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency, and medical/surgical services. Here residents rotate through Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Medical Intensive Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery. Interaction with faculty and residents from other specialties provide the opportunity to acquire progressive responsibility as they advance through training. Both private and indigent patients are regularly hospitalized here.
Over 500 of the area’s physicians are on the medical staff. The Department Chair, Dr. Daniel Danzl, is the Chief of Emergency Services and his designee, Dr. Royce Coleman, is the Emergency Medicine Department Director.
The hospital is part of a four-building complex that also includes an Ambulatory Care Building housing University Physicians Group, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, and Institutional Services Center. All are operated by University Medical Center, Inc., a partnership of the University of Louisville, Jewish Hospital Health Care Services, and Norton Health Systems. U of L Healthcare is a growingly recognized emblem of these mutual efforts.
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Kosair Children’s Hospital is the primary teaching facility for pediatric patients including neonates through adolescents. This hospital is a tertiary referral center as well as the only children’s hospital in the re>gion. Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty will supervise Emergency Medicine residents’ training while on rotation in the Pediatric Emergency Department. In addition to emergency training, Kosair Children’s Hospital also provides a two week rotation in Pediatric Anesthesia for additional experience in airway management.
All levels of residents spend a one month rotation at Jewish Hospital. The Emergency Department is staffed by ABEM certified physicians and Emergency Medicine residents are given the opportunity to evaluate and treat a group of adult patients who have complex medical problems including cardiac and renal transplant patients. Residents also respond to codes in the hospital with the attending Emergency Medicine physician and are given additional exposure to medical resuscitation. The hospital also has an internationally renowned hand service so that residents are also able to evaluate hand injuries of varying severity while receiving education from Hand Surgery specialists and fellows.