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Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Elmbrook Campus

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Elmbrook Campus

  • Hospital/Medical Center
  • Emergency care
  • Surgery
  • Wound care and hyperbarics


19333 West North Ave
Brookfield,  WI  53045



Emergency care close to home

With a Level IV Trauma Center, Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Elmbrook Campus in Brookfield, Wisconsin, delivers 24/7 emergency care.

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Elmbrook Campus is a Level IV Trauma Center, certified Chest Pain Center, Primary Stroke Center, and an accredited Geriatric Emergency Department in Brookfield, Wisconsin, backed by cardiovascular, surgical, neuro, stroke, and orthopedic specialists. We provide 24/7 care for life-threatening and severe illness and injury— including heart attack, stroke, concussion, broken bones, and more. Experienced ER care teams listen to quickly understand your needs to deliver the right care for you and your family. You are connected to the right follow-up care across Ascension Wisconsin sites of care by our specialists before you leave the ER—including leading heart and cancer care.

Seconds count in stroke, heart and burn recovery, seek emergency care immediately. You can tell your family, friends and EMS to take you to your nearest Ascension Wisconsin emergency room. 

Emergency care services include:

  • 24/7 emergency care
  • Board-certified emergency care doctors and specially-trained ER nurses
  • Certified Chest Pain Center by the Joint Commission, including 24/7 access to our Cardiac Cath Lab and electrophysiology services
  • Inpatient care, when needed
  • On-call specialists
  • On-site full-service digital imaging (X-ray, CT scan and ultrasound)
  • On-site lab
  • Primary Stroke Center

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 911. Signs or symptoms of an acute emergency may include shortness of breath, chest pain, open fracture, fainting, severe bleeding, head injury or other major trauma, one-sided weakness or numbness, loss of consciousness or fainting, severe abdominal pain, or bites or stings.

Care right away — 24/7 emergency care 

Doctors, nurses and care teams in our ER at Ascension Elmbrook deliver advanced care for life-threatening symptoms and conditions. Call 911 or go directly to an emergency room if you or a family member are experiencing:

  • Abdominal pain (moderate to severe)
  • Back pain (severe)
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Pregnant and having labor pains
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe burns 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe skin infections or complicated abscesses
  • Sudden neurologic changes like weakness, difficulty speaking, numbness, difficulty walking, or loss of consciousness

Advanced 24/7 trauma care

The ER at Ascension Elmbrook is a level IV trauma center. Each trauma center is designated by the state to ensure they are equipped for, and capable of, caring for patients with serious injuries.

Advanced emergency care for stroke

Ascension Elmbrook is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Primary Stroke Centers deliver individualized care for ischemic strokes, also known as blood vessel blockages. Your stroke care includes:

  • Diagnostic imaging and assessments
  • Doctors and nurses specializing in stroke care
  • Regular monitoring to support better outcomes 

If you need more advanced stroke care, you are connected to our Comprehensive Stroke Center at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital - Milwaukee Campus.

Advanced burn care

Specialists at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Regional Burn Center provide advanced critical care, comprehensive burn treatment and connection to reconstructive surgery. Emergency and outpatient care for adults and children includes care for burns caused by fire, frostbite and inhalation injury.

Care for physical and sexual assault

If you have been physically or sexually assaulted, forensic nurses with Ascension Wisconsin are ready to deliver the care you need. We provide thorough assessments, complete event reports, your medical history and collect forensic evidence, if you choose. Your nurse may also support you with photo documentation, community resources, and testifying in court. Our care includes:

  • Emergency care for medical conditions 
  • Forensic examination with or without evidence collection with a trained sexual assault nurse
  • Forensic photography
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) and pregnancy prevention
  • Support from an advocate
  • Coordinating follow-up care and support

Connected to specialized follow-up care

Your care doesn’t stop when you leave the ER. We help connect you to leading specialists and follow-up care to support your care plan and recovery. Your care team also helps you manage your medications and sends prescriptions to your local pharmacy or through Ascension Rx. And you will always have access to our other services, like imaging and lab.