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Trusted excellence in emergency care
From routine emergency and urgent care visits to critical traumas, our state-of-the-art emergency center provides high quality medical care when you need it most.
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The Department of Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, is a full-service, state-of-the-art facility that is equipped to handle any medical emergency. The department sees nearly 90,000 patients per year. As a designated tertiary care center, stroke center, percutaneous coronary intervention center and trauma center, we care for the most complicated cases, as well as routine emergency and urgent care patients.

Our department provides a full emergency staff 24 hours a day that uses the latest technology, including a 640-slice computerized tomography scanner, diagnostic ultrasound imaging and dedicated radiology and consultant services.

We're not only focused on helping the patients we see today—we strive to improve the future of emergency care by engaging in clinical research and educating medical students at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The department also hosts multiple continuing medical education courses and conferences, including an annual cutting-edge symposia that covers stroke treatment, trauma and critical care.

Our services

Our Emergency Medicine Department provides many advanced programs to ensure that our patients get state-of-the-art care for virtually any illness or injury:

  • Stroke Center certified by New York state—The Department of Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital has the most advanced training, personnel and equipment to provide state-of-the-art care to patients suffering from ischemic strokes (the most common type) and hemorrhagic strokes. Receiving expert treatment for strokes can mean the difference between life and death.
    • North Shore University Hospital is also one of the few stroke centers to have the expertise to perform intravascular intervention (clot removal or thrombolysis through the arteries) for acute strokes.
    • North Shore University Hospital is one of 11 hospitals within Northwell Health to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards. The awards recognize the hospitals' commitment and successes in implementing a higher standard of stroke care to ensure that stroke patients receive treatment in accordance with the latest evidence-based guidelines.
  • Level I trauma center—This designation means that the emergency medicine and trauma team at North Shore University Hospital's Emergency Department is able to provide immediate, state-of-the-art care to all trauma patients. Trauma surgeons and a full range of surgical subspecialists are available to treat all patients with traumatic injury. 
  • Pediatric emergency unit—Our separate emergency unit provides a pleasant, child-friendly environment where we evaluate and treat our pediatric patients. Open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, our six-bed facility is staffed by pediatric emergency medicine and general emergency medicine physicians to provide children with the specialized care they deserve.
  • Separate rapid access unit—The rapid access unit at North Shore University Hospital's Emergency Medicine Department allows patients with minor illnesses or injuries to be treated rapidly in an environment appropriate to the severity of their illness. Open daily from 10am to 1am, our seven-bed unit is staffed by an attending emergency medicine attending physician with a team of physician assistants, emergency medicine residents, nursing and ancillary support.
  • Academic tertiary care center—This designation means that you can expect the highest quality of emergency care available from experts who are renowned in their fields. Our senior physicians participate in medical research activities, teach at the Zucker School of Medicine and provide supervision for residents.
  • Advanced emergency observation unit—For patients who require extended care that does not necessitate a prolonged inpatient hospital admission.
  • 24/7 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) center—Through a collaboration with the Department of Cardiology, patients have rapid access to PCI, a nonsurgical method to open narrowed arteries that supply heart muscle with blood.

Every second counts in an emergency. That’s why we have SkyHealth, a state-of-the-art emergency helicopter service that greatly reduces the time a critically ill or injured patient spends outside of the acute care environment.

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