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The Emergency Department (ER)

Construction Announcement

The Johns Hopkins Hospital emergency department is undergoing an expansion and renovation project to make improvements to our space. Among the upgrades, the renovation will update our waiting room, add patient care spaces and improve patient privacy.

Construction may, at times, require us to direct patient care to different parts of our emergency department. Our goals during the renovation are to minimize work disruptions and to continue to provide excellent hospital care, with a focus on safety and quality for all our patients.

The Emergency Department entrance of The Johns Hopkins Hospital is located next to the front entrance of the hospital, located at 1800 Orleans Street.

Drop-Off Area: Patients and family members may be dropped off at the front entrance by using the easy to access front driveway of the main hospital.

Parking: Parking available for a fee at the Orleans Street Garage, located directly across from the hospital main entrance.


  • View a Campus Map of the Emergency Department Entrances, including the public and ambulance entrances.
  • View on Google Maps.

The Emergency Department has been designed to enhance every aspect of the patient-centered care experience. The clinical area features the latest technologies in health care to complement our world-class emergency physicians, nurses and other health care providers.

There is a covered ambulance bay area, accessed off Wolfe Street between East Monument Street and Orleans Street.

Features of our Emergency Department

  • 67 private examination rooms for patients and their families
  • Covered pedestrian footbridge from garage to new clinical buildings
  • Drop off area out front for patients and family members
  • Access to valet parking service
  • Clean, comfortable, modern reception area
  • Six trauma care rooms equipped with the latest medical technologies
  • Expanded radiology suite with X-Ray, MRI and Ultrasound
  • Integrated Acute Care Unit

See a map showing locations of the Emergency Department and Ambulance entrances.

Johns Hopkins Emergency Department
The Emergency Department is located at the front of the hospital, adjacent to the main entrance.
Emergency Department heliport
The heliport features two helipads so that multiple emergency cases can be handled at the same time.
Emergency Department heliport
The heliport landing pad is located on the roof of the Sheikh Zayed Tower at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Maryland State Police use the JH Emergency Dept. helipad
Maryland State Police are among the institutions that will use the helipad to get emergency patients to Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Emergency Department Radiology Suite
The Emergency Department’s radiology suite features a spacious reading room.
Emergency Department internal reception area
The Emergency Department’s internal reception area offers patients’ family members a place to relax.
Emergency Department work areas
Work areas for doctors, nurses and other clinical staff are designed to provide quick access to patients and the latest medical technologies.
Emergency Department pneumatic tube system
Emergency Department work stations feature quick access to a pneumatic tube system for sending blood samples to the hospital’s Core Lab for testing.
Emergency Acute Care Unit (EACU)
The Emergency Acute Care Unit (EACU) is fully integrated into the new Emergency Department.
Emergency Acute Care Unit (EACU) bariatric lift
The EACU features patient rooms equipped with the latest medical technologies, including one room with a bariatric lift.
Emergency Department patient rooms
Each patient room includes a PC so that physicians and other health care providers can quickly access a patient’s medical records.
Emergency Department work stations
Emergency work stations provide excellent view of patient rooms for monitoring and quick access.
Emergency Department trauma rooms
Trauma rooms are equipped with the latest medical technologies, including mobile X-Ray equipment.
Emergency Department trauma rooms
Trauma rooms were designed to provide ample space for trauma surgeons and emergency teams to work together.
Emergency Department trauma rooms
The trauma suite in the Emergency Department features four adult trauma rooms and two pediatric rooms, but the space was designed to be flexible depending on the need.
Emergency Department isolation room
The Emergency Department features an isolation room so healthcare workers can gown up and access patients safely.
Emergency Department Ambulance Bay
The ambulance bay is fully covered and has a dedicated entrance to ensure patient privacy.
Emergency Department Psychiatric Unit
The psychiatric unit in the Emergency Department affords comfort and privacy for patients, as well as ample work room for care providers.
Emergency Department Psychiatric Unit work stations
The psychiatric unit’s work station provides staff with a view of all patient rooms.