About Us

The Emergency Department and Trauma Center team at The Queen’s Medical Center is prepared to save lives at a moment’s notice. Queen’s provides comprehensive care for the most serious medical conditions and injuries with advanced life-saving technology and the highest level of clinical services available.

Queen’s also offers Injury Prevention and Outreach that works with community groups, educators, law enforcement, legislators, and engineers to find ways to keep everyone in our community safe. Whether you are a motorcycle rider or a triathlete, preparing for the birth of your first child or give care for an elderly relative, we have important tips to help prevent injuries across the age and activity spectrum.

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Hawaii’s First Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center

The Queen’s Medical Center is verified by the American College of Surgeons and designated by the Department of Health as Hawaii’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center. This designation reflects our leadership role in the State of Hawaii Trauma System, our medical staff commitment, investment in education and research, and mission. Queen’s also is the State’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.


Our Team

The Emergency Department at The Queen’s Medical Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to emergency care. The team comprises emergency medicine doctors, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), physicians’ assistants, nurses, technicians, care coordinators, and additional staff. Supporting specialists include hospitalists, general surgeons, intensivists (ICU), radiologists, orthopedists, gastroenterologists, and anesthesiologists. We provide more than 18 on-call specialists within the Emergency Department, which is more than the national average of 12. There are multiple ED physicians working at all times and Queen’s is among the only Emergency Departments in the state with at least two ED physicians available overnight, seven days a week.