In 1989, Hennepin Healthcare was the first hospital in Minnesota verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Trauma Center. The Emergency Department is the busiest in the state with more than 90,000 visits annually. Board certified Emergency Medicine physicians provide 24-hour coverage and outstate emergency consultation. Nurses receive and participate in teaching specialized training (ACLS, TNCC, APLS) in handling trauma and medical emergencies.
Hennepin Healthcare's Emergency Department includes the care we have provided to critically ill and injured children as a Level I Trauma Center, a designation we have held since 1989 and reinforced in 2010 with our verification as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. This separate pediatric verification recognizes our distinctive expertise in caring for children in emergency situations.
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Discounted patient parking is available at the following ramps:
- HCMC Parking Ramp, 6th Street and Park Avenue
- Hospital Parking Ramp, 8th Street and Chicago Avenue (limited availability)
The Hospital Parking Ramp will be under construction starting next Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Patients and visitors will be redirected to the Clinic & Specialty Center or HCMC Parking Ramp during weekday mornings until 9 am. After 9 am and on weekends, patients and visitors may use the Hospital Parking Ramp but must pay a flat fee when entering.
- Clinic & Specialty Center, Park Avenue between 8th Street and 9th Street