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  • Emergency Care at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

    Our Emergency Department is staffed by Board-certified doctors in emergency medicine. With doctors in every clinical specialty available for consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and specialized emergency services areas for obstetric, psychiatric, and dental emergencies, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best care possible. Our nursing staff is world-class — all are trained in critical care, and many have achieved the highest level of certification in emergency nursing from the Emergency Nurses Association.
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      Psychiatry Emergency Outreach 

      Our comprehensive emergency services provide rapid evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disturbances, as well as planning for follow-up care. The four emergency service components of our program include: psychiatric emergency rooms, extended observation beds, mobile crisis outreach, and the crisis residence program.

      Our Emergency Department
      Dr. Dan Wiener, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, talks about the St. Luke’s Emergency Department

      Rapid Triage and Care
      Patients who come to the St. Luke’s Emergency Department are seen immediately by a nurse who evaluates their medical condition. Once evaluated, you’ll be immediately brought into a treatment room, and promptly treated by our expert and caring clinical team. We can even register you at your bedside, so you don’t lose time doing paperwork.

      Diagnostic Services in the ER
      If you need an X-ray or an ultrasound, we can usually do it very quickly in the Emergency Department. The doctor treating your emergency will be nearby, and if your condition changes suddenly, he or she can respond immediately.

      In addition, CT and MRI scanners are readily available in the hospital, if necessary.

      Separate Treatment Space for OB/GYN
      The Emergency Department at St. Luke’s has separate, specially-designed rooms for women with obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. This more private environment offers all of the necessary equipment and diagnostic services for OB and GYN care — including ultrasound in one room — so patients don’t need to be moved from space to space.

      Fast Track Service for Non-Critical Care
      For injuries and illnesses that are not life threatening, the St. Luke’s Emergency Department provides Fast Track service — treatment in a separate space that’s overseen by Board-certified Emergency Medicine Physicians. In Fast Track, patients with immediate, but less critical, needs are treated quickly in a comfortable, more appropriate environment than the main Emergency Room. Fast Track is available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

      Follow-Up Care
      After your emergency medical condition has been treated, our staff will help you to get the follow-up care you need. Our Physician Referral Service can give you the name of a doctor who can provide you with follow-up care and who participates in your insurance plan. If appropriate, we can also make an appointment for you in one of our many specialty clinics.

      Some test results (such as throat cultures) will not be available until after you leave the department. In such cases, our physician assistants will call you if the results are positive.

      Specialized Services for Victims of Violent Crime and Sexual Assault
      The Crime Victims Treatment Center at St. Luke’s is one of the largest and most comprehensive hospital-based victim treatment centers in New York. As the first hospital in New York to establish a specialized, highly acclaimed treatment service for victims of sexual assault, we have SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) examiners available 24 hours a day. SAFE examiners devote their full attention to the victim’s needs, and only with the victim’s consent, collect evidence that can be used to prosecute the crime.

      Stroke Team
      Our rapidly deployed stroke team is capable of administering thrombolytic (clot-dissolving) medication to eligible patients within three hours from the onset of symptoms, which is the time period recommended by the American Heart Association.

      For information on the symptoms and treatment of stroke, click on the link below to go to the website of the National Institutes of Health.

      www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke.htm  

      Heart Attack Care
      Patients arriving at our Emergency Department with chest pain will receive an EKG shortly after arrival. We have 24-hour cardiac catheterization capabilities for patients with symptoms of a sudden heart attack. In the catheterization lab, a small wire is threaded up the femoral artery in the groin to the heart, and a balloon on the tip of the wire is used to open the artery and expand a chicken wire-like stent to hold the artery open. The blood can then flow freely to supply the heart muscle with oxygen and other nutrients.

      Learn More on the NHLBI Website
      Learn more about heart attacks on the official website of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

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      1111 Amsterdam Ave
      New York, NY 10025
      212-523-4000