Elaine E Nelson, MD

Elaine E Nelson, MD
Medical Director

Our Emergency Room & Trauma Center Saves Lives When Seconds Count, 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

We're never closed to you or your family. Regional Medical Center of San Jose provides quick and easy access to advanced emergency care for patients. Whether you’re suffering from a stroke, heart attack, sepsis, trauma or any other medical emergency, we diagnose and treat our ER patients faster and better when every second counts.

The physicians at Regional Medical Center were the first in the country to use the Rapid Medical Evaluation™ method of treatment in emergency departments, keeping your ER wait time to a minimum.  On average, our patients are seen by a provider in just over 10 minutes. See current ER wait times you can expect at Regional Medical Center

Our newly renovated ER is staffed 24 hours a day by ER physicians, advanced practice practitioners,  highly trained ER nurses and a staff of experts who commit their life's work to providing superior, compassionate care to  patients in need.

Trauma Services

Why choose Regional Medical Center of San Jose’s Emergency Room?

Our county-designated Trauma Center and STEMI (heart-attack) Receiving Center ensures you receive advanced care quickly. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, our unique neuro-interventional radiology team quickly tends to stroke and cerebro-vascular patients transported by air to our Emergency Department from surrounding counties and by local emergency medical services (EMS). Regional is one of California’s first hospitals to be Sepsis Certified by The Joint Commission. We treat Sepsis as a medical emergency. Early detection and rapid evidence-based treatment reduces the risk of complications and death.

Regional has the only San Francisco Bay Area helipad certified by the Coast Guard for Blackhawk-grade air ambulance landing and is also served by CALSTAR air ambulance for transfers from six county regions.

Regional Medical Center of San Jose Consult-A-Nurse®

You can contact our nurses 24 hours a day by phone. Consult-A-Nurse® is a free service from Regional Medical Center designed to provide you with physician referrals and health information.

To talk to a nurse or for referral to a Regional Medical Center physician call, 1-888-RMC-8881

 We Help You Heal After an Emergency

We understand that returning to normal daily activities after an injury or illness can be a challenge. Our Rehabilitation team of licensed physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists work with each patient to ensure a steady recovery.