Hospitals & Training Sites

UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. UW Hospitals and Clinics constitutes the region’s premier comprehensive health care centers, having served Midwestern communities with state-of-the-art, patient-centered care for more than 100 years.

Among UW Health’s distinguished portfolio of specialty centers and affiliated hospitals, the UW Hospitals and Clinics are the top-ranked hospital system in the state and the only ACS-certified adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma and burn center in south-central Wisconsin. Becker’s Hospital Review has also named UW Health to its 100 Great Hospitals in America.

Ranked the #1 hospital in Wisconsin for the last 12 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report.

EM faculty, from left: Hani Kuttab, MD, Simanjit Mand, MD, and Joshua Gauger, MD, MBA.

Hospitals & Med Flight

As a certified Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center, our flagship ED at University Hospital cares for nearly 70,000 adult and pediatric patients annually. One of just two academic medical centers in the state, University Hospital is a busy, 505-bed regional referral center that was recently named to Newsweek’s top U.S. 25 hospitals.

Our care teams also see an additional 45,000 patients each year between our community ED at East Madison Hospital and the ED at Madison’s five-star veterans center, the William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Hospital. More than 17,000 patients visit our 11-bed pediatric ED at the American Family Children’s Hospital each year, with care led by our eight pediatric emergency medicine faculty.

Also falling within our scope is UW Health Med Flight, one of the few air and ground medical services in the U.S. with an attending-level emergency physician on every transport. Our Med Flight faculty are recognized worldwide as experts and educators in critical care transport and retrieval.

Clinical Simulation Center

With access to UW Health’s 8,500-square-foot Clinical Simulation facilities, our residents have a greater ability to participate in interdisciplinary training, as well as enhance their procedural skills in airway management, ultrasound, central line access, and many other essential EM procedures.

The Clinical Simulation Program has state-of-the-art simulation resources, including a wet skills laboratory for tissue-based simulation, 24/7-accessible dry skills laboratory for computer-based learning and task training, task/virtual reality simulators, advanced audio-visual capture and playback systems, and didactic learning spaces. High-fidelity manikins, task trainers and virtual reality trainers provide an effective, efficient, and realistic experience to learners of various disciplines and levels of training.

Residents also conduct training at our campus anatomy lab and can contribute to outdoor wilderness medicine simulations for medical students.

Residents train at our state-of-the-art simulation center at University Hospital.

Education Offices

Our administrative and educational office building.

Our educational offices are located directly across the street from our main hospital/ED, making it convenient to get to/from shifts to conference or meetings. We also have the benefit of private suites, a comfortable residency lounge, sleep room, refrigerators and dining space, lactation space, showers, and indoor/outdoor bicycle storage.

Our modern office space is LEED Platinum Certified and the orientation and design maximizes the use of natural day lighting. We often utilize its ample green space and a patio courtyard for small-group meetings. A locally-owned coffee shop is also conveniently located across the street.

Many faculty and residents prefer to bike to work, and our space is easily accessible by Madison’s excellent network of bike paths.