Emergency Department at University Hospital
600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792 | (608) 262-2398
Emergency department open 24/7
Level 1 Trauma Center
Please Note: the primary entrance to the UW Health Emergency Department is not the same as for the hospital and clinics.
For the first time in the history of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics are listed on the Honor Roll - the 20 most highly ranked hospitals in the nation.
The designation, which includes both University Hospital and UW Health at The American Center, puts the hospitals at #17 among the more than 4,500 analyzed.
In addition, UW Hospitals and Clinics were highly ranked in 12 of the 16 medical and surgical specialties ranked by the magazine. It also retains its #1 ranking in the state of Wisconsin.
UW Health is also an established leader in antimicrobial stewardship. The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at UW Health was established in 2002 because antibiotic use has a direct link to patient care, safety and outcomes.>
Our AMS program is:
- One of only a few academic centers in the nation to be recognized by the Infection Diseases Society of America as a Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship.
- Nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and The Joint Commission for leadership, education and achievement of the seven core elements of hospital stewardship.
Our AMS program provides a collaborative, interdisciplinary system for the optimization of antimicrobial use to improve drug selection, slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, reduce antimicrobial expenditures and improve adult and pediatric patient outcomes within our hospitals, emergency departments and ambulatory settings and to partner with regional hospitals and health systems.