Emergency Care Services

Convenient, Compassionate Emergency Care

When emergencies strike you don’t always have a choice about which hospital emergency department to go to. When you are able to make that important decision, in southeast Wisconsin, the confident choice is clear. The comprehensive, expert resources you need are just minutes away at one of three emergency departments that are part of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. For common emergent concerns or the most critical needs, patients of all ages can count on us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Map and Directions of Emergency Departments

Three High-Caliber and Convenient Locations

When seconds count, the highest level of emergency care is available through our system’s three hospital emergency departments. Connected to one another and close to your home or work, they’re the smart choice for critical care in this region.

Froedtert Hospital

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee is eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level 1 Trauma Center. It is connected via ground or air transportation with our West Bend and Menomonee Falls hospitals for seamless care of the most critically ill or injured adult patients. 

St. Joseph's Hospital

St. Joseph's Hospital Emergency Care

St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, on Highway 45 and Pleasant Valley Road, is the leading emergency care provider in Washington County and a Level III Trauma Center. 

Community Memorial Hospital

Community Memorial Hospital Emergency Care

Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, just north of Good Hope Road, is a Level III Trauma Center, offering expert care for adults and children in Waukesha, Ozaukee, Milwaukee and Washington counties.

Comprehensive Critical Care When Seconds Count

Our system’s Level 1 Trauma expertise and the leading-edge capabilities of an academic medical center combine to bring emergency patients unmatched resources for life-saving care. Consider these advantages:

  • Physician specialists in emergency medicine. All emergency department physicians are board certified or board-eligible in emergency medicine. The same highly experienced team of physicians provides round-the-clock care at Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. At Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, emergency department physicians are Medical College of Wisconsin faculty, leading research and teaching others in specialties including cardiology, neurology and trauma care.

  • Comprehensive specialty expertise and the latest technology. No matter what the emergency, from common to extreme – including injuries, heart attack, stroke, severe abdominal pain, difficulty breathing or even the early arrival of a baby – we have the knowledge, experience and technology to provide the best possible care. Surgeons, cardiologists, neurologists and other specialists are available 24 hours a day.

  • Expert, experienced staff. From the moment patients arrive in our emergency departments, highly trained and compassionate staff work with them and their families to provide the care they need. Nurses are specialists in advanced trauma care, stroke and advanced life support for adults, children and infants. 

Outstanding Care for Each Patient 

Saving lives and quickly caring for urgent medical conditions is our first goal. But we also focus on our patients’ essential needs for comfort, pain control and communication with family. We’re committed to beginning patient care as soon as possible upon arrival and keeping patients informed of wait times and the progress of their care.

Strong EMS Relationships Enhance Care

Our strong relationships with local emergency medical services (EMS) providers help us provide the right care at the right time. Our emergency departments coordinate and communicate with EMS professionals on the road so our physicians can gain vital medical information to prepare them before patients arrive at the emergency department. We’re ready with the staff and equipment patients need, whatever the emergency. 

Excellent Options for Follow-up and Non-emergency Care

Convenient connections to excellent non-emergency care are part of our comprehensive resources. We can help emergency patients who need follow-up care find primary care physicians and specialists with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians. We also offer many options for same-day and evening walk-in care at our affiliated clinic locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Map and Directions of Emergency Departments