→Mapping Emergency Rooms (ER): removed mention of trauma center
Properly mapping a hospital's ER is very important for both routing and search results. The place point of the ER should be located at the public entrance of the ER. If the facility has a website map, it will usually indicate the location of the ER entrance.
In some cases, hospitals may operate emergency
, or trauma, centers at locations other than the hospital itself, especially in rural areas across the US. These locations only serve one purpose; emergency care -- the entire building is an ER. In this case, map the building as an Area, and place the stop point at the patient entrance.
For the naming of the ER point, please refer to the Naming section <!-- include link to the Naming section -->