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Vital Signs

Facts & Figures

Emergency exit

1979
Year emergency medicine became a recognized specialty

1982
Year DHMC hired its first certified emergency physician

1995
Year DHMC became a Level I Trauma Center

2
Number of physicians (both residents) who saw patients in DHMC's Emergency Department (ED) before 1982

14
Number of certified emergency physicians on the staff now

25,700
Number of certified emergency physicians in the U.S. now

12,000
Number of patients per year seen in DHMC's ED in 1982

32,000
Number per year seen now

2010
Year DHMC's first certified emergency physician, Dr. Norman Yanofsky, is retiring as section chief

SOURCES: AMERICAN BOARD OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, DHMC


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