The Parker’s Emergency & Trauma Center at Memorial University Medical Center is the region’s largest and busiest emergency department. We have the only Level 1 trauma center in the region. Our board-certified emergency physicians handle nearly 100,000 cases per year.
Breaking ground, March 12, 2014.
A high-tech trauma treatment room.
Our bright and spacious check-in and waiting area.
Our new nurses station can access patients’ electronic medical records.
A private emergency treatment room.
Hallway leading to private treatment rooms.
Parker's Emergency & Trauma Center renovations completed in 2016.
In 2016, we completed a two-year, $15-million expansion and renovation of our emergency services to better serve our patients, their families, and friends. Today, our emergency department is nearly double its previous size. Additional features include:
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Success Story“Because of the trauma team, I have my life. They knew what to do to save me and that means so much to me.”
-Brandy Williams, car accident survivor
Our trauma center is one of only five Level 1 trauma centers in the entire state of Georgia. Being designated Level 1 means that we provide the highest level of emergency care as verified by state agencies. Our trauma center serves 28 counties in Georgia and South Carolina. According to the American Trauma Society, elements of a Level 1 trauma center include:
Emergency MedicineJay Goldstein, M.D., Medical Director, Emergency Department Should you go to the emergency room or call your doctor?
History of Trauma Services Carl Boyd, M.D., Trauma SurgeonMemorial Health established the first and only Level 1 trauma center in our region.
Texting and DrivingJames R. Dunne, M.D., Chief of TraumaPut your phone away when you’re behind the wheel.
ATV SafetyJames R. Dunne, M.D., Chief of TraumaImportant safety rules when riding an ATV.
Sports SafetyDow Hoffman, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon Tips to avoid common sports injuries and a trip to the emergency room.
Joseph Hogan, M.D., emergency medicine physician, talks about what to do and what not to do with an injury or illness before coming to the emergency department, and what to expect when you get there.
Jay Goldstein, M.D., chief of emergency medicine, shares the latest information about Zika transmission and prevention.
Jay Goldstein, M.D., chief of emergency medicine, discusses why you need more than just water to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Jay Goldstein, M.D., chief of emergency medicine, talks about treatment for oyster shell cuts, fishing hook injuries, and stingray and jelly fish stings.
Jay Goldstein, M.D., medical director of emergency services at Memorial Health, discusses staying safe during the summer.
James Dunne, M.D., chief of trauma services, is interviewed about Memorial Health’s mass casualty preparations in the wake of the tragic Orlando nightclub shootings.
Jay Goldstein, M.D., medical director of emergency services at Memorial Health, responds to questions about how the medical community works together in a mass casualty situation.
James Dunne, M.D., chief of trauma, talks about the most common traumatic injuries in our area, and the importance of a Level 1 trauma center in southeast Georgia.
Jay Goldstein, M.D., chief of emergency medicine, discusses our newly expanded emergency department, which treats approximately 100,000 patients every year.
James Dunne, M.D., chief of trauma, talks about the importance of a Level 1 trauma center in our region.
Stephen Donahue, M.D., Savannah Neurology Specialists, discusses concussions, what they are, what they do to the brain, and how to treat them.
Steven Carpenter, M.D., Chair of the Gastrointestinal Center of Excellence At Memorial University Medical Center, discusses foodborne illnesses and food poisoning.
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