Emergency Department

Nearly 75,000 people from Cleveland's West Side visit the Emergency Department and Trauma Center at Fairview Hospital each year.

Our mission is to provide care for ill or injured patients in a competent and caring manner, conduct research into emergency conditions in order to improve patient care and train physicians, nurses and other health professionals in emergency care.

Fairview Hospital
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Phone: 216.476.7080

Seconds count in an emergency, and for more than 100 years, people from Cleveland's West Side suburbs have counted on the Emergency Department at Fairview Hospital.

Have health-related questions?

Nurse On Call is Available 24-hours a day and provides confidential answers to a wide variety of medical questions. Call toll-free: 800.801.2273.


Services & Accreditations

Access to Care
  • Open 24/7
  • Streamlined process, expect reduced wait times
    • Upon arrival patients will be screened by Emergency Department staff and “split” into those requiring emergent, intermediate or minor care. This allows us to provide the most appropriate level of care for your immediate needs with minimal waiting time.
  • Featuring 55 beds and a separate 16-room Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Dedicated surface parking available near the ED
Board-Certified Staff
  • Staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and certified emergency nurses
  • Caregivers at Lakewood Hospital Emergency Department treat nearly 75,000 adult and pediatric patients annually
James Marks, MD
Fairview Hospital Emergency Department Medical Director

Purva Grover, MD
Fairview Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department Medical Director

Timothy Barnett, MD

Fairview Hospital Medical Director of Trauma

Marianne Harris, Ph. D, MS, CNP
Fairview Hospital Emergency Department Nurse Director

Michelle Dudas

Fairview Hospital Emergency Department Nurse Manager

Bernadette Szmigielski
Fairview Hospital Trauma Manager
Intensive Care Unit
  • The Intensive Care Unit has 38 private patient rooms
  • Each room is equipped with the latest technology and is designed to allow family members to visit comfortably
Level II Trauma Center
  • Fairview Hospital has been a Level II Trauma Center since 1993
    • A trauma center is a hospital that is especially committed to and qualified to take care of patients who have suffered serious sudden injury.
    • Trauma centers follow standards established by national experts. These standards ensure that each member of the trauma team, along each step in the recovery process, is ready and able to provide care to the patient.
  • Fairview is one of only 91 ACS - (American College of Surgeons) verified Level II Trauma Centers in the country.
    • The only Level II Trauma Center on Cleveland's West Side
  • Fairview Hospital is a member of the Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS)
  • Some Fairview Hospital's Trauma Center statistics include:
    • A majority of patients we see are for falls or motor vehicle crashes.
    • 61 percent of patients seen are male.
    • The highest percentages of patients seen are ages 45 - 54 or ages 55 - 64.
    • Many of our patients are seen in the Emergency Department from 4 p.m. - Midnight, Friday - Sunday.

Emergency Physician Services

The emergency medicine physicians are a private group practice under contract with the hospital. Services provided by the emergency physician will be billed separately from the hospital services. The emergency physicians are contracted with most major insurance group health plans, and as a courtesy they will file a claim with your insurance company.

Please provide current and complete insurance information to the Emergency Department registration personnel so there is no delay in processing your claim. You will receive a statement for services which are not covered or paid by your insurance company.

If you have any questions concerning your emergency physician account, call toll-free 800.225.0953.



Pediatric Emergency Department

State-of-the-art pediatric emergency care on Cleveland's west side.

SANE Unit

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What to Expect at the ER

Overview of Fairview Hospital Emergency Department and common questions answered.