Serving Your Emergency Medical Needs - Day and Night
The Emergency Department at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art emergency care to adults and children. Our professional staff provides this care to patients with a wide-range of emergency medical problems - adult medical, pediatric, traumatic a, and psychiatric conditions -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Emergency Department at SCVMC is the busiest in Santa Clara County, treating 250 patients a day or 90,000 patients every year. The department consists of physicians with specialized training in emergency medicine, emergency medical resident, physician assistants, and over 90 nurses. Department staff also educates residents from other specialties and medical students from a number of medical schools, including Stanford.
We are also a certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission's certification is based on a hospital showing it meets national standards for stroke care, using use of clinical guidelines effectively and measuring its outcomes. The Joint Commission's quality review programs for accreditation and certification represent the industry's gold standard in healthcare.