Emergency & Trauma Center

exterior photo of emergency centerWe are home to the largest Emergency Department and only Level II Trauma Center in the San Gabriel Valley. Over 70,000 patients seek emergency care here every year, the majority of whom suffer medical problems or injuries requiring swift and effective treatment. The department’s vital services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To contact the Emergency Department, please call (626) 397-5112.

Our Emergency & Trauma Services

  • 50 treatment beds
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Pediatric Critical Care Center and ED approved for pediatric patients
  • STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center (SRC) based on meeting time-to-treatment guidelines (90 minutes per AHA)
  • Immediate on-site testing with CT scanner and radiology areas
  • Dedicated emergency medicine pharmacist, a rarity in California hospitals
  • Designated Trauma Wings designed to treat our most urgent patients
  • Rapid Care Wing to treat patients with less serious health conditions
  • Large patient lobby with a designated children’s area
  • Injury prevention program
  • Paramedic base station for Pasadena and surrounding communities providing medical oversight to 911 calls
  • Social workers available to provide counseling as needed - first hospital in the nation to offer this service in the ED setting

The Right Care, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Check out our Continuum of Community Care Guide for a simple overview of the differences between primary care, urgent care, emergency care and trauma care.

Understanding Your Visit

Please review our Emergency Services Guide to learn more about our visitor policy, triage process, and testing and treatment timing and guidelines.

Specialty Services

We have earned the following specialty center designations. Hospitals are evaluated by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency (LACO EMS Agency) for specialty center designation.

Paramedic Base Hospital

Huntington Memorial Hospital is one of 20 hospitals in Los Angeles County that serves as a paramedic base hospital.

When medical 9-1-1 is accessed, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics from our local fire departments arrive on scene. Huntington Hospital manages approximately 1,000 base hospital paramedic assessments and contacts per year.

Trauma Center

Huntington Hospital is the only Trauma Center in the San Gabriel Valley. There are specific criteria, outlined by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (LACO EMS) Agency, to determine when a patient should be transported to a Trauma Center. Huntington Hospital has a catchment area which extends (approximately) from the 2 and 10 freeways to the edge of Monrovia and the local mountains. As a Trauma Center we have critical surgical intervention available immediately, at any hour of the day, as well as specialized equipment and a specially trained Emergency Department, Surgical and Intensive Care (ICU) and Registered Nurses.

Pediatric Medical Care Center

Huntington Hospital is also the only Pediatric Medical Care Center (PMC) in the San Gabriel Valley. Specialized criteria determine when a pediatric patient in a critical medical state should be transported to a PMC. As a PMC we must have RNs specially trained in critical pediatric care in the Emergency Department and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

ST Elevation Myocardial Infarct (STEMI) Receiving Center

Paramedics are capable of performing electrocardiogram tests (EKG) in the field, which can diagnose a patient having a serious heart attack (aka “STEMI”), and determine their need for immediate intervention in a cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab). In most cases, paramedics can actually transmit the EKG to the Emergency Department physicians at Huntington Hospital. Upon diagnosis, the Emergency Department physician or staff will immediately call an interventional cardiologist and our cath lab team of nurses and technicians.

Our STEMI Receiving Center also provides therapeutic hypothermia for cardiopulmonary arrest patient, a treatment that increases the chance of a patient surviving neurologically intact.

Primary Stroke Center

Paramedics perform a neurological assessment on patients appearing to have signs and symptoms of a stroke. Taking into account the paramedic assessment and the onset of symptoms, the determination can be made to send a patient to a Primary Stroke Center. In our Stroke Center, Huntington Hospital physicians can perform neurological interventions by removing the clot in the brain and providing medications to prevent further brain damage and promote recovery for the stroke patients.

Perinatal Center

Huntington Hospitalprovides complete obstetrical care for high risk patients and their newborns in a comprehensive Labor and Delivery department complete with a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Community Support

It is thanks to our community that our Emergency and Trauma Center is a world-class facility that uses the latest treatments and technology to deliver lifesaving care. Local philanthropists’ generous gifts made the crucial expansion and enhancements possible. Huntington Hospital is deeply grateful for their support, which will make exceptional emergency care available to our region for years to come. Learn how you can make a gift to benefit our Emergency and Trauma Center.

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