VCU at night


The newly renovated VCU Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine occupies the entire ground floor of the Main Hospital and extends into the Critical Care Hospital. The Adult Emergency Department includes 38 acute care beds, a 10 bed resuscitation and critical care bay, fast track areas composed of 15 beds operating 12 hours per day and a 9 bed holding area. A 12 bed (and soon to expand to 18 bed) Clinical Decision Unit allows for the continued diagnostic evaluation, therapeutic intervention and observation in patients not requiring immediate admission to the hospital. The VCU Medical Center emergency department cares for 95,000 patients annually, 20% which are pediatric.

The Pediatric Emergency Department contains 12 beds with two beds utilized for critical care. The resuscitation bay includes one bed that is also utilized for the stabilization of critically injured children.

The Hunter Holmes Maguire Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located about 5 miles from VCU and is a state of the art facility whose emergency department provides care for 23,000 visits annually.

The Memorial Regional Medical Center is our busy community emergency medicine facility. It is located about 9 miles from VCU and provides care for more than 75,000 patient visits each year.

The Virginia Poison Center External Linkis our nationally accredited poison center located just a few blocks away from VCU Medical Center in downtown Richmond.