If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room.

All day, every day, UofL Health - Jewish Hospital is ready to provide fast and skilled emergency care to our Louisville Metro communities. Our dedicated emergency physicians, nurses and support team specialize in a full range of conditions — from nationally recognized heart attack and stroke care, to treatment for severe hand injuries and all urgent concerns in between. With advanced diagnostic imaging and direct access to specialists, we offer everything you need to get back to good health.

Located in the “heart” of downtown Louisville, Jewish Hospital is staffed 24/7 with board-certified emergency medicine physicians and nationally certified emergency nurses, with direct access to specialists and resources to care for the sickest patients in Louisville. In addition to the provider of choice for emergency hand care, we are a nationally accredited chest pain center, STEMI (heart attack) receiving center, Primary stroke center, Louisville’s only Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) center and Louisville’s only center for all solid organ transplants (Heart, Lung, Liver, Kidney and Pancreas).

Around-the-clock emergency services

  • 24/7 coverage by board-certified or board-eligible emergency medicine physicians
  • Registered nurses with specialized training and certifications, which may include CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse), ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and CPR
  • On-call specialists in cardiology, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology and more to meet your needs
  • Onsite lab and imaging services, including a lightning-fast, 256-slice CT scanner to rapidly diagnose serious conditions
  • 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab for life-saving heart attack care
  • 24/7 mental health crisis counseling from Peace Hospital, either onsite or via video conferencing
  • Stabilization of critical care injuries and transfer to nearby trauma centers
  • Many private treatment rooms to maximize your comfort
  • Bedside electrocardiogram (EKG) for up-to-the-minute heart monitoring
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Nationally accredited Chest Pain Center

UofL Health - Jewish Hospital was the first provider in Kentucky to earn accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI with Resuscitation Accreditation. That means we provide a faster, higher level of care to patients with heart attack symptoms. Our physicians deliver specialized care during the early stages of a cardiac event when treatment is critical to preserving heart muscle. We’re also able to better monitor patients when it’s not certain they are having a heart attack, ensuring they’re not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital.

STEMI (heart attack) receiving center

Working closely with Emergency Medical Services (EMS), we provide coordinated, rapid-response care to people with signs of the most severe heart attack, known as STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction). Our ER receives EKG results sent wirelessly by paramedics on the way to the hospital, providing the vital data our physicians need to make a diagnosis. If intervention is required, we can activate our cardiac catheterization team immediately. This system allows us to drastically reduce the time from the first symptoms to treatment — saving many more lives in the process.

Primary Stroke Center

When stroke strikes, two million brain cells are lost every minute. The experts at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital are ready to act at a moment’s notice — saving those precious cells and greatly improving the chances of recovery. UofL Health - Jewish Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center that is providing the standard of stroke care to improve patient outcomes.

Emergency hand care

UofL Health - Jewish Hospital is home to world-renowned hand surgeons, available day and night to handle traumatic injuries. The ER features a dedicated room specifically for treating hands, where our doctors can perform surgery on the spot if needed.

Level-of-care assessments provided by UofL Health - Peace Hospital

At the Level-of-Care Assessment, a Master’s Level clinician will gather details regarding the nature of your problems. The purpose of the assessment is to evaluate your physical, psychological and emotional health. We will discuss the information provided in your assessment interview with an on-call UofL Health - Peace Hospital psychiatrist and provide you with a recommendation for the level of treatment that is appropriate, i.e., inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient or outpatient counseling at a community agency.

We offer level-of-care assessments via face-to-face in our assessment and referral centers, telehealth and mobile.

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