Emergency Room University Hospital

Overview

EmergencyThe Emergency Room is located just North of the hospital main entrance in the Eccles Critical Care Pavillion. Short-term parking is available for emergency patients who are able to drive themselves or for persons who accompany them.

The University of Utah Hospital emergency room is a fully approved Trauma 1 facility and referral center staffed by physicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ER Wait Times

Most visits average 4–6 hours for treatment requiring basic laboratory and X-ray studies. Visits requiring more extensive studies or a specialty care consultation may take longer.

Patient Priority

We see patients based on the level of need and not the order in which they arrive at the Emergency Department. Please be patient and we will treat you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Visiting a Patient

Patients are allowed one visitor in their room at a time unless the Emergency Department staff deems otherwise. In consideration for other ED patients, please have children remain with an adult in the waiting room.

Arrival of Patients

If your family member/friend has arrived by ambulance or air transport, we are attending to their emergent needs. We will keep you informed and allow you to visit as soon as possible.

Care Team

Our care team, under the direct supervision of a Board Certified Emergency Physician, consists of Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians. During your visit any combination of these highly skilled individuals may provide your care and if needed, they will arrange a specialty care consultation.

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns about your care please speak with your nurse or the charge nurse. If your questions or concerns cannot be resolved to your satisfaction, please contact the Emergency Department Manager or Customer Service.

Emergency Department Manager - (801) 581-2292

Related Specialists

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 587-8595

Todd R. Ashby, PA-C

Todd Ashby has been practicing Emergency Medicine as an ACP since May of 2000. He is a graduate of the Western University PA Program in Southern California. He had additional Emergency Medicine training during his Clnical training. He has been working as an Emergency Medicine instructor in PA schools for the ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Physician Assistant

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2291

Kurt T. Bernhisel, M.D.

Kurt T. Bernhisel, M.D., is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He joined the Division of Emergency Medicine in 1984 and has served as medical director for AirMed, Assistant Division Chief and Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine. He is currently the medical director of the ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Philip J. Bossart, M.D.

Philip J. Bossart, M.D., is double boarded in internal medicine and emergency medicine. He is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

E. Martin Caravati, M.P.H., M.D.

Martin Caravati, MD, MPH, is a board-certified physician specializing in medical toxicology. He specializes in caring for children and adults who have experienced poisonings, exposures to toxins, chemicals, heavy metals, snake or spider bites, or adverse reactions or overdoses of medications. He is Director of t... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Medical

Locations:

Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9777
University Hospital (801) 581-2417

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Physician Assistant

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

John Dayton, M.D., FACEP

Dr. Dayton obtained his Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Neuroscience, his Doctor of Medicine degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and he completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at SUNY-Buffalo program, where he compled a scholarly track on ultrasound use.
... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Gerard S. Doyle, M.D.

Dr. Doyle is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital and Cache Valley Hospital (Logan, UT.) He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2291

Megan L. Fix, M.D.

Dr. Fix is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. She is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Orthopaedic Center (801) 587-7109

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Christopher A. Gee, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Gee is a Board Certified Emergency Physician who focuses on the treatment of emergent conditions at the University Hospital and South Jordan Health Center Emergency Departments. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University Hospital and educates resident physicians and medical students through cl... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500

Stephen C. Hartsell, M.D.

Dr. Hartsell is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Christy L. Hopkins, M.D.

Dr. Hopkins is board certified in Emergency Medicine and also completed a research fellowship through the Division of Emergency Medicine. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Kevin Hutton, M.D.

Dr Hutton is an expert in medical transportation, reimbursement, compliance, and application of integrated health information and knowledge management systems to transport medicine. He is past board member of the Air Medical Physician’s Association and the Association of Air Medical Service, and is the current C... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Nicholas C. Kanaan, M.D.

Nicholas Kanaan joined University of Utah for a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine and EMS. He spent the first few years of his life in the mountains of Lebanon before moving to Visalia, CA. He attended Stanford University majoring in Human Biology, then he completed his medical education at University of Calif... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Edward J. Kimball, M.D., B.Sc.

Edward Kimball, M.D.'s research focus is Intra-abdominal hypertension and the abdominal compartment syndrome, shock, resuscitation and sepsis. ... Read More

Specialties:

Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, General

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

David E. Laisy, P.A.

David Laisy PA-C, MPAS is a physician assistant specializing in emergency medicine. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program and joined the University of Utah Division of Emergency Medicine in 2006. He continues to be an adjunct instructor in the Department of Family and Prev... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Physician Assistant

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Holly K. Ledyard, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Holly Ledyard, Assistant Professor, recently joined the University of Utah Neurosciences Critical Care Unit. Prior to her arrival, Dr. Ledyard was a clinical instructor and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, while she also served as a faculty me... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Neuro Critical Care, Neuro Intensive Care, Neurology, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Deanne Long, M.D.

Dr. Long has worked in the University of Utah Emergency Department since 2000. She also has been Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 2001. She is also Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and is a Certified Wound Specialist. She is the medical Director of a Hyperbaric Medicine and Advanc... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Healing

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2730

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Michael P. Mallin, M.D.

Dr Mallin is an emergency physician and an expert in emergency bedside ultrasound and echocardiography. He is a well known online educator and co-creator of the Ultrasound Podcast, an international free educational tool with over 200 thousand downloads in over 130 countries. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Marion C. McDevitt, D.O., M.P.H., FAWM


Dr McDevitt is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. She is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students.... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Scott E. McIntosh, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. McIntosh sees patients and supervises residents and medical students in the Emergency Department on an on-going bases.... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Frostbite

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Maria Nemethy, M.D., FAWM

Dr. Nemethy is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital, where she also oversees residents and medical students.
... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

UUHC - Park City Ski Clinic (435) 655-7970

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Patrick Ockerse, M.D.

Dr. Ockerse is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Robert J. Preston, M.D.

Dr. Preston is an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and the Huntsman Cancer Institute Intensive Care Unit (HICU). He is also the Assistant Director of the HICU.... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Surgery, General

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Spencer C. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician who specializes in resuscitation of critical patients. The majority of his clinical work is at the South Jordan Health Center Emergency Department with occasional shifts at the University Hospital Emergency Department. His interests include Disaster Medicine... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500
University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Robert L. Stephen, M.D.

Dr. Stephen is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Susan K. Stroud, M.D.

Dr. Stroud is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. She is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Steven A. Sugerman, PA-C, M.P.A.S.

Steve Sugerman PA-C, MPAS is a physician assistant specializing in emergency medicine. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program and joined the University of Utah Division of Emergency Medicine in 2003. Steve currently serves as the Director of Advanced Practice Clinicians for... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Physician Assistant

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Eric R. Swanson, M.D.

Dr. Swanson is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

AirMed, Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2500

Scott C. Tadler, M.D.

Scott C. Tadler MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology is residency trained in both Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, and holds current ABA board certification in Anesthesiology. Dr Tadler is an active member of the Neurosurgical Anesthesiology team. His practice also includes general, ambulatory and ... Read More

Specialties:

Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Peter P. Taillac, M.D.

Dr. Taillac is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Joseph E. Tonna, M.D.

Dr. Joseph Tonna is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine) at the University of Utah. He works as an Attending Physician in the Surgical and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units and in the Emergency Department. His clinical and research interests include medical student and resident teaching, de... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Critical Care, Echocardiography, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, General

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Scott T. Youngquist, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Youngquist is an emergency physician and prehospital medicine specialist who practices at the University of Utah Medical Center. He sees patients who present to the emergency department for care of acute medical and surgical illness and teaches fellows, residents, and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.