Emergency Care

Emergency Room – UTMB Health Galveston Campus

The UTMB Emergency Department is a Level I Trauma Center, certified by the American College of Surgeons.

We're here to give you the treatment you need, when you need it. UTMB’s Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 by physicians and registered nurses who are specially trained and certified in emergency medicine.

The Emergency Department (ED) houses a wide range of equipment and offers patients access to advanced technology, such as CT scans and other diagnostic imaging. It is the only Level I Trauma Center in the region that is also a Level I Burn Center. UTMB is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.

UTMB is recognized also by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice. Magnet designation is considered the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. 

ERoverheadWhen you arrive for treatment at the Emergency Department, your condition is evaluated by a nurse.

The Emergency Department physician may order tests necessary to diagnose your condition (laboratory, X-rays, etc.), and if you need specialty treatment, one of our consulting specialists will be called.

Please be prepared to provide pertinent information about your medical history, including:

  • medicines you are taking,
  • allergies,
  • and a summary of your past illnesses, injuries and surgeries.

This information allows our medical team to give you appropriate treatment. 


The Emergency Department is on the UTMB Campus, on the east end of Galveston Island. Access to the facility is off Harborside Drive. 


Parking is available in the adjacent garage.

Patients may be dropped off on the elevated ramp by the entrance; however, absolutely no parking is allowed in the ramp area, which is also used by ambulances and aircraft.

Visitation Guidelines

Space limitations require that only one family member or primary support person can accompany the patient to the treatment room.

When in the patient care area, visitors are asked to always remain at the patient's bedside. With your consent, our staff will make every effort to keep family members and friends informed of your condition and treatment.

Guests & Visitors Guide

Campus Bird Maps

  • Galveston Campus Emergency Room

    Galveston ER
  • Visits: Approximately 39,000 patients annually; 120 patients daily
  • Approximately 25% of patients are admitted
  • Average service delivery time: Less than 10 minutes
  • View UTMB Health's Center/ER Activity by County, FY2012
  • Facility:
    • 90,000 square feet
    • Number of trauma bays: 7
    • Patient rooms: 30
    • Specialty care rooms: 10
    • Minor emergency area rooms: 5-7
    • Treatment overflow rooms: 9
    • Number of helipads: 2
    • State-of-the-art decontamination areas
    • Fixed-air isolation room
  • Designated Sexual Assault Facility
  • UTMB Health Among 35 Sites Designated with Ebola Treatment Centers - more info

Faculty & Staff


  • Mileski, William

    William Mileski, MD
    ED Medical Director & Chief of Trauma
  • Kaale, Robert

    Robert Kaale, MD, ED
    ED Medical Director
  • Wade, Christine

    Christine Wade, RN, MSN, CEN
    ED Nursing Director
  • Ledoux, Leanne

    LeDoux, Leanne
    Leanne Ledoux, RN, BSN, CEN

    ED Assistant Nursing Director
  • Grimm-Mapp, Diana

    Diana Grimm-Mapp, RN, BSN
    Trauma Program Director
  • Sascha Johnston & Carly McGrew

    Sascha Johnston and Carly McGrew
    Sascha Johnston & Carly McGrew

    ED Social Workers


Michael Glassinger, MD
James Hunderup, MD
Julio Cesar Jayes, MD
Stephen Kim, MD
Joseph Koza, MD
Anil Menon, MD
Radheshyam Miryala, MD
David Olson, MD
Terrence Pattinson, MD
Christion Rice, MD
Gregory Rumph, MD
Wayne Rutledge, MD
Craig Smith, MD
Peter VanDelden, MD
Brent Vasut, MD
Wakili Yarima, MD
Peter Yoo, DO

ED Charge Nurses

Chad Connally, RN, ADN,CEN
Lance Parker, RN, ADN
Rebecca Davis, RN, BSN
Darin Radzieski, RN, ADN

Mid- Level Providers

Olugbenga Akinwande, PA
Carl Brofman, NP
Megan Medina, NP
Vincent Sorrentino, PA
Larry Settles, PA
Darlene Tracy, PA
James Xie, NP

Galveston Campus Emergency Room
Galveston Emergency Room


American College of Surgeons Verified Trauma Center
The Joint Commission
American Burn Association