Why Miami Valley Hospital?
The specialized staff at Shaw Emergency and Trauma Center at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) provides quality care for 90,000 visitors a year. Expert surgeons and specialists are always available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. HealthGrades ranked Miami Valley Hospital in the top five percent in the nation for Emergency Medicine in 2013-2014.
The 72-bed Emergency Department has private rooms for all patients, and has a pod concept that brings caregivers closer to the patient. The facility was updated in 2013 to adapt to industry changes and decrease wait times by improving patient flow. X-ray capabilities are available in the trauma bays and the unit also includes its own imaging facility so patients can get a computed tomography (CT) scan without moving elsewhere in the hospital. The dedicated Stat Lab is open 24 hours a day for immediate testing and results. We are focused on getting the patient the right care as quickly as possible.
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The Miami Valley Hospital Emergency Department is backed by the most extensive offering of specialized care in the region:
- The region's only Level I Trauma Center, handling the most serious multiple-injury cases for more than 20 years
- Home of CareFlight Air and Mobile Services, the region's most recognized air and mobile ambulance service
- Our cardiac alert program cuts response times for heart attacks by up to 33 percent. Working with local emergency medical services (EMS). MVH physicians uses advanced monitoring equipment to confirm a heart attack before the patient arrives at the hospital. The cardiac alert allows cardiologists and staff, who are onsite 24/7, to be ready. Patients can be taken directly to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, where an angioplasty can be performed immediately to open a blocked artery.
- As an Comprehensive Stroke Center, MVH offers 24-hour stroke emergency services and a stroke alert system to rapidly mobilize a team of specialists to diagnose and treat stroke quickly, using clot dissolving drugs or neurointerventional therapies.
- Our NeoFlight program transports the smallest, sickest babies using advanced incubator technology, specially trained nurses and a dedicated team of doctors.
- The region's only Adult Burn Unit performs intensive wound care for burns of every severity level
- The latest medical imaging technology speeds diagnosis both day and night
- EMS Center of Excellence focuses resources on the training and support of our EMS partners
Content Updated: February 17, 2016