Facts: UC Davis level I trauma center and emergency department

Posted Oct. 6, 2010

  • Moving after more than 27 years from its former location on V Street to its new location on 45th Street between V and X Streets
  • New name: Michael W. Chapman Emergency and Trauma Center at UC Davis Medical Center
  • Cost of move: Approximately $32 million, not including equipment
  • Serves a 33-county, 65,000 square-mile area north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada and beyond
  • More than double the size:
    • Over 40,000 square feet, up from approximately 19,000 square feet in former emergency department
    • Sixty-two percent more beds: 68 beds, up from 42 beds
    • Pediatric beds: 11 beds, up from seven
    • Approximately 55,000 patients treated each year in emergency department, one of the busiest in Northern California
  • Only American College of Surgeons certified combined level 1 adult and level 1 pediatric trauma center in Northern California; one of only three in the state
  • Trauma stations: Three trauma stations
  • Four emergency department treatment “pods,” three adult pods and one pediatric pod
  • Fast-track area for less acutely ill patients
  • Paperless emergency department: Wired for mobile medical devices, allowing patient information to be gathered, entered and recorded into electronic medical record system at bedside — new ED is paperless
  • Nearly 100 faculty and staff involved in planning and implementing the move over a three-year period
  • Staff:
    • 29 emergency department physicians board-certified in emergency medicine, 40 residents, three fellows and eight clinical faculty
    • 5 pediatric emergency department physicians sub-board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine
    • 8 surgeons board-certified in surgery and in surgical critical-care medicine
  • Required changing more than 1,250 internal signs, numerous external signs

Click here to download new trauma center fact sheet (pdf).


Location map of new trauma center


Location map of new trauma center © 2010 UC Regents

Click here to download print version of location map (pdf).