Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care
The Division of Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care provides exceptional, state-of-the-art care for adults who require emergency surgery because of an accident (except burns) or sudden illness. This care often begins before the patient arrives and continues throughout the patient's hospitalization and following discharge.
We are one of the busiest providers of acute care in the region and one of only a few staffed around the clock by full-time, attending (senior-level) acute care surgeons whose sole responsibility is the care of critically ill surgical and trauma patients.
Our cohesive team of board-certified acute care surgeons works collaboratively with board-certified BIDMC specialists in many areas, including orthopedics, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, radiology, anesthesia, and other disciplines to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, physical and respiratory therapists, and many other caregivers are also members of our multidisciplinary team.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is verified by the American College of Surgeons and designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a Level 1 Trauma Center. This designation indicates that BIDMC meets or exceeds the strict requirements of a Level I Trauma Center, which include at least 1,200 trauma admissions a year, around the clock coverage by acute care surgeons, and the availability of a wide range of surgical specialists 24/7.