the “Emergency Medical Center Locator”




If you have an iPhone, chances are you use it daily to find the places you need to go, including health care providers However, although most hospitals are equipped for general medical emergencies, certain hospitals have specialists for specific conditions immediately available. For example, there are hospitals that have designations as “stroke centers” that can rapidly mobilize the necessary equipment and personnel for acute stroke treatment, and the same goes for eye emergencies and pediatric trauma. Now there’s an app that finds the specialized center closest to you based on the type of emergency you’re facing.

Appropriately named, the “Emergency Medical Center Locator” has you select a type of emergency from a list consisting of burn, cardiac, eye, pediatric, stroke, and trauma. The criteria for selecting these designations isn’t clearly explained in the app or on the website, but on a test run of the app here in Houston, the results seemed appropriate based on this editor’s experience rotating through most of the hospitals in our Medical Megalopolis. You can also enter an international location, and indeed,



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