Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department
The Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department at Eskenazi Health
Eskenazi Health has a long history of providing the residents of Central Indiana with state-of-the-art emergency services. The Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department at Eskenazi Health is one the busiest emergency departments in the state of Indiana, caring for over 109,000 patients in 2012. The Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department is staffed and equipped to evaluate and manage any type of acute illness or injury with a 90-bed capacity ranging in acuity from resuscitation rooms to monitored beds and examination rooms. The Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department also features a 16-bed clinical decision unit.
The Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department is made up of over 30 physicians, all specifically trained in emergency medicine. Several have additional training in pediatrics, toxicology and pre-hospital care. All physicians are a part of the IU School of Medicine.
Other members of the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department health care team include:
- Medical students and residents
- Spanish interpreters
- Physical therapists
- Medical social workers
- Mental health workers
IU Emergency Medicine
Patients are not seen in the order they arrived. They are first seen by the seriousness of their illness or injury and then by the order in which they arrive. Patients are evaluated by a specially trained triage nurse who determines how severe each person’s illness or injury is. Wait times depend on many things so it is difficult to provide an estimated time.